Who is eligible to stay at Halo House?
Halo House is available for children and adults who are undergoing active treatment for leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma. “Active treatment” means that the patient must have at least a weekly appointment at the treatment center in Houston. Halo House reserves the right to refuse housing to any person who was convicted of a criminal offense, or to any person who has been known to break the rules of other charitable Houston organizations who provide housing for patients.
Is there a requirement based on location of my home address?
Yes. The patient must live more than 50 miles from the Texas Medical Center (TMC). Stem cell transplant patients must live more than 25 miles from the TMC and show a letter from their doctor requiring them to live within 15 minutes of the hospital.
Does a resident of Halo House need a caregiver?
Yes. A caregiver must reside at the apartment with the patient at all times.
How long can I stay at Halo House?
You and your caregiver may reside at Halo House for any amount of time between 2 weeks (minimum) and 3 months (maximum). A three day move-out notice is required.
Which Houston hospitals are served by Halo House?
Halo House is open to people being treated at any cancer facility in the TMC including but not limited to the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.