Located within the walls of Tufts Medical Center, The Neely House is a bed-and-breakfast style home away from home for cancer patients and their families. It was created by the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care to fill an important need - to help pediatric and adult cancer patients and their families while undergoing treatment.
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 need was such that 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 common areas encourage group conversation, but guests can find plenty quiet corners for reading. Families can also enjoy the privacy of their own accommodation that features a kitchenette and private bath. All necessities such as laundry, telephone, answering machines, internet access, movies and reading libraries are available to families.
The House accommodates several families each week, some of whom have return stays depending on their clinical status. 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.
More than 6,000 families have been served by the Neely House since it opened its doors in 1997.
Read stories about patients and families who have utilized the invaluable resource of the Neely House during their treatment at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children: David Blythe, Maggie Rudnicki.
Inquiries should be directed to the Department of Social Work Services (617-636-5136) where an oncology social worker must screen all initial admissions.
Learn more about The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care’s incredible generosity to Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.