Colorado Transportation, Housing & Lodging Cancer Support | by Kris Scott | Research by Hannah Metzger

Colorado cancer transportation and housing assistance

Posted on Thu, Nov 21, 2019

The Denver metro area is full of places and people that bring comfort, compassion and encouragement to someone whose life has been touched by cancer — whether patient, survivor or caregiver. The following is a solid but incomplete list of south metro Denver resources for those affected by cancer. Please contact Peter at to have a resource added to this directory. For additional resources and recommendations, consult your physicians and care teams.


Road to Recovery

An American Cancer Society program that provides cancer patients with free rides to and from treatments. 1-800-227-2345.

RTD Access-a-Ride

Provides local bus transportation in the Denver metro area for those who are unable to get to and from a bus stop or on and off a lift-equipped bus by themselves. Offers curbside and door-to-door service with driver assistance and is available to and from any location within 3/4 mile of RTD’s local fixed- route transit system.


An interactive tool designed to help individuals find specialized transportation in the Denver metro area that meets each person’s specific needs.


American Cancer Society Hotel Partners Program

Provides overnight accommodations to cancer patients traveling for outpatient treatment. The accommodations are open to patients of all ages and provided based on eligibility requirements.


Brent’s Place

Offers 38-plus fully furnished “Safe-Clean” apartments at three different locations to families of children or adult oncology patients undergoing bone marrow transplant. Safe-Clean Housing minimized bacteria, dander, dirt, dust, mold and other airborne toxins.

Hope Lodge

Provides cancer patients and their caregivers with free lodging when receiving treatment out of town. There are over 30 locations across the United States including surrounding states such as Arizona, Utah and Nebraska. 1-800-227-2345

Ronald McDonald House Charities, RMHC-Denver

Keeping families of sick children together and near the medical care that they need by providing temporary housing for out-of- area families at no cost. Aurora House and the Denver House keep as many as 118 families close to their hospitalized children each night.



  1. Are there any programs that help terminal cancer patients get into housing in denver Colorado? The housing programs are difficult to get into even though I’m disabled and only receive ssdi.. The cost of living is very high here but this is where my Dr’s are.

  2. Natlie says:

    I am homeless Stage 4 in fort Collins my dr is in Longmont I need a room in Longmont I can live in w my trained companion (dog) I am on SSI and make 841.00 a month you may have all except 140.00 a month.i don’t need a kitchen I have an air fryer and mini fridge my diet special. And my food provided by my family. I just need someplace to rest and walk my dog that’s safe

  3. Mindy Williams says:

    Ms wheeler, did you find any assistance? I am dealing with the similar issue. I only receive SSI & oncology is in Fort Collins. Please send any info; I’d appreciate any direction as I’m going to be homeless as of July 1, 2022. Thank you and God bless you.

    Mindy williams

  4. Regina Cheek says:

    I was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal adenocarcinoma w brain Mets in August 2023 at UC Anchutz Medical Center. I was homeless at that time and still am. I stay in my car. I’ve completed 1 round of chemo and 1 round of SMS since my dx. The brain Mets doubled in size from August to October. I receive a retired teacher’s disability pension from California that would allow me to pay rent but I cannot find a place due to my poor credit. The Salvation Army told me in. September they would pay off the $2200 housing debt I owe a former landlord that prevents me from securing a lease but they did not do so. I broke a lease due to habitability issues in California in 2019 and that is why I owe that debt. I feel like I’m rambling here but I don’t know what to say or do. I wasn’t able to complete my chemo as the doctor prescribed that is with a take home pump because I didn’t have a safe place to stay. I can pay rent . I just need a foot in the door. If anyone can give me a lead on housing I’d be so grateful. My bf and I each have a small dog service animal. Thanks for taking time to read about my troubles. Gina

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