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American Cancer Society Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge—Tampa

American Cancer Society Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge—Tampa
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12810 Magnolia Dr
Tampa, FL 33612-9451

813-490-4700

About Our Facility

The 47,000 sq. ft. Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge includes 40 suites with private baths, community dining areas, six kitchens, a family room, laundry rooms, a library with computer access and recreational areas. The fourth floor of the Mendick Hope Lodge is reserved for bone-marrow transplant patients who have special needs. In addition, the facility features a day room for outpatients and their families who need a respite from the clinical hospital environment.



 Facility Details click to expand

The American Cancer Society's Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge is a short-term residential facility designed to offer housing and support free of charge to any cancer patient who travels to the Tampa Bay area for treatment. While most of our residents receive treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center, we provide lodging for patients undergoing treatment at Tampa Bay area cancer centers.

We provide kitchens for residents to prepare meals and store their food, and offer an inviting dining room where patients can connect with other Hope Lodge guests. In addition to a library stocked with books for all reading levels, our facility offers a game room, screened porch and day room complete with a big screen television. Each of these spaces encourages guests to connect with each other. Patients are also welcome to bring family and friends to these common areas as a way to provide a break from the hospital.

At the Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge, American Cancer Society staff and volunteers are always there to help. Staff are onsite 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and our caring, compassionate volunteers are available every day of the week to ensure our guests have a great experience during their stay at the Hope Lodge.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge, visit the volunteer opportunities section of the website.

 Our History click to expand

The Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge opened in June 2002. It is located near the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute on the University of South Florida campus. The Mendick Hope Lodge has 40 suites, including 11 on the bone marrow transplant floor.

 Staff & Volunteers click to expand

At the Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge, American Cancer Society staff and volunteers are always there to help. Staff are onsite 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and our caring, compassionate volunteers are available every day of the week to ensure our guests have a great experience during their stay at the Hope Lodge.

 Directions click to expand

From Interstate 4
Take I-4 West, then merge onto I-75 North. Exit onto Fowler Ave. west. Turn right onto Bruce B. Downs. At the second light, turn right onto W. Holly Drive. Turn right onto Magnolia Dr. Drive past Moffitt Cancer Center. The Hope Lodge is located on the right.

From I-275
From I-275, take the Fletcher Ave. exit east to Magnolia Dr. Turn right onto Magnolia Dr. and travel south. After passing through the traffic light at W. Holly Drive, travel past Moffitt Cancer Center. The Hope Lodge is located on the right.

From I-75
Exit onto Fowler Ave. west. Turn right onto Bruce B. Downs. At the second light, turn right onto W. Holly Drive. Turn right onto Magnolia Dr. Drive past Moffitt Cancer Center. The Hope Lodge is located on the right.

Residency at a Hope Lodge facility is a courtesy extended at the sole discretion of American Cancer Society. All individuals who meet the Hope Lodge eligibility requirements will be welcomed regardless of race, creed, citizenship, physical disability, gender, color, ethnic heritage, veteran status, economic status, or sexual orientation. For admissions information, please select a Hope Lodge location.