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 peter@solvepublications.com to have a resource added to this directory. For additional resources and recommendations, consult your physicians and care teams.

TRANSPORTATION

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.

TransitOptions

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

HOUSING AND LODGING

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.

1-800-227-2345

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.

 

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