a “home-away-from-home” for children with cancer and their families

Welcome to The Boston House!

It is the mission and the honor of The Boston House to serve families who come to Boston from all over the world so that their children can receive the best of care at Dana-Farber Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. The House is a low-cost housing alternative, but more than a place to stay, it is a home-away-from-home, a respite from hospital life, and a special place where families can be together, share stories with other families in a similar situation, and lean on one another for support.


Since 1979 The Boston House: Hope and Healing for Children with Cancer has served as a home-away-from-home for children with cancer and their families. As an essential part of their overall care, The House provides its guests with low-cost and convenient accommodations in a safe and comfortable home-like setting. Here, children, families, and caregivers find comfort and support among staff, volunteers, and other families facing the life-changing realities of childhood cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses.

Staying With Us

If you are trying to determine if you are eligible to stay at The Boston House, please call us between 9 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. at 617-734-3333 or email us at info@thebostonhouse.org.