The Neely House
About The Neely House
The Neely House at Tufts Medical Center is a bed-and-breakfast style home away from home for cancer patients and their families. It was created to fill an important need - to help pediatric and adult cancer patients and their families while undergoing treatment. The house is an environment in which families who stay there can talk with others in similar situations while being near loved ones in a warm, home-like setting.
The House is located within the walls of Tufts Medical Center, a world-renowned medical center for adults and children. The Cancer Center at Tufts Medical Center and its Floating Hospital for Children are among the finest medical institutions in the nation. The philosophy of Tufts Medical Center's cancer program is consistent with that of The Cam Neely Foundation - to provide leading-edge medical care with the highest level of compassionate patient care.
The Neely House is more than just a place to sleep. Families have the opportunity to talk with others facing similar situations while being with their loved ones in a non-clinical setting. After opening its doors in 1997 with eight beautifully designed, self contained apartments with all of the comforts of home, The Neely House expanded to sixteen private apartments in 2000 and now encompasses over 15,000 square feet, with two common kitchen areas and two living rooms. The space is designed to encourage group conversation or provide quiet corners for reading. Families can also enjoy the privacy of their own accommodation that features a kitchenette, private bath and a warm and homelike environment. All necessities such as laundry, telephone, answering machines, internet access, movie and reading libraries have been considered and are integral to the amenities available to families.
The House accommodates several families each week, some of whom have return stays depending on their clinical status. Thousands of families have stayed at The Neely House since it opened in 1997. There is no minimum or maximum stay. A residential house manager with clinical and hospitality experience as well as social work services professionals are part of the team available to patients and their families 24 hours a day.
The Neely House has been supported completely by the generosity of donors since its inception. A custom designed glass wall at the entrance of the House features the names of many of those who made the House a reality and those who continue to support it. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of those who have helped - both through financial support and the giving of their time - The Neely House is fully endowed and will remain secure for as long as it is needed.
Neely House Statistics
- Over 5,000 family arrivals since The Neely House opened in August of 1997.
- Guests are primarily from the New England states.
- The average length of stay is three weeks.
- The longest stay was 51 weeks.
Neely House Room Naming Opportunities
The Neely House continues to need support. The following naming opportunities are available for your consideration:
- Large apartment
- Medium apartment
- Small apartment
- Name etched on glass wall at entrance of Neely House
Individualized giving opportunities exist. Please call 617-346-5900 to discuss your interest in supporting The Neely House.
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