The goal of the American Cancer Society's Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge program is to help patients cope with the cancer treatment process. The Hope Lodge provides a supportive environment for patients, and at the same time, it eases the financial strains that come with this disease. Guests of the Hope Lodge are cancer patients receiving outpatient treatment away from home. Accommodations are provided free of charge.
By serving at Hope Lodge, Loyola students can learn about hospitality management, social work, cancer care, hospital and lodging resource relationships, and other American Cancer Society programs and priorities such as advocacy, research, and access to care.
Volunteers deliver the Hope Lodge program to the patients and their families. They are the heart and soul of the Hope Lodge. Loyola students serving at Hope Lodge can expect to do the following tasks: answer the phones, give guest and donor tours, conduct new guest orientations, and complete various administrative and lodge tasks. Service learners can also participate or lead activities for the Hope Lodge guests, such as Bingo or movie nights.
2609 River Road, just over the Jefferson Parish line near Ochsner hospital
Students accepting a placement at Hope Lodge will be asked to attend an on-site orientation/training and will also have to pass a background check.
|Bike or Cycloserve||Recommended||15-20 min.|
|Public Transit||Not recommended
(free parking lot)
Days & times
|Monday||8:00am - 6:00pm*|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 6:00pm*|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 6:00pm*|
|Thursday||8:00am - 6:00pm*|
|Friday||8:00am - 6:00pm*|
|*Other times negotiable.|