Our Mission

Healing Cancer One Night At A Time

Friday Harbour is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to healing cancer one night at a time by providing housing to patients and families seeking care at cancer centers located in the Texas Medical Center.

    • We were established to find and fund places to relax while on the mend.
    • In 2021, we provided over 2,500 nights of free accommodations to over 700 families.
  • Our goal is to exceed 1,200 nights per year.

How We Do It

  • Taking referrals from a family’s, hospital assigned social or case worker
  • We help to enable the healing by providing 1-3 nights of lodging per patient/family
  • Hotels are conveniently located in the Texas Medical Center/Hospital.
  • Space is first come first served, and the patient need is determined by the social/case worker

Who Makes This Happen

  • Our organization is fully staffed with volunteers that are motivated by personal experiences. (Click for
  • Quite simply: donations – gifts – funding sources = free hotel stays for our guests during their cancer journey.

Why Your Donation Matters

“At MD Anderson Cancer Hospital my doctor had ordered an MRI of my brain. He came in with the results and had told me the chemotherapy I was on was no longer shrinking the mass and recommended 15 treatments of radiation. Which means my husband and I would have to be at MD Anderson every day. My first thought was how were we going to be able to make a 6-hour drive from San Antonio every day for 15 treatments? We both have jobs and driving really wears you out. The doctor had mentioned there was an organization that he would contact to see if they were able to help with places to stay. When I was discharged from the hospital I received a phone call from my doctor stating that Friday Harbour granted me multiple nights of hotel stay so that I could complete my radiation. It was such a weight lifted off my chest knowing that now I didn’t have to worry about finding a place to stay or driving almost 6 hours a day for treatments. In such a difficult time there are wonderful people out there to brighten others days!”

~ Meghan Miller