Common Questions About Sarah’s House

If you are in need of cancer treatment, we understand this is most likely a very stressful period in your life. You probably have a lot of questions about everything relating to your treatment, and on this page, we attempt to answer some of those questions about Sarah’s House and what it might mean for you.

Sarah’s House is a 9 bedroom hospitality house serving all adult cancer patients (over age 18) who travel 30 miles or more (one way) to receive cancer treatments in the Bangor/Brewer area.

Referrals to Sarah’s House are made by the Patient Advocates at Cancer Care. They can be reached in person at Cancer Care or you can call them at 207-973-7478 to arrange the referral.

There is no charge to stay at Sarah’s House and income level is not a consideration for Sarah’s House guests.

Guests are REQUIRED to have an adult (over age 18) caregiver stay with them at all times. An adult caregiver could be a family member or a friend. They are not required to be a medical professional. It is the caregivers’ responsibility to be sure the patient receives the proper level of care and attention at all times. Sarah’s House is a hospitality house and our staff members and volunteers are not medical professionals

We have rooms furnished with either a queen bed or two twin beds. Each room has a private bath, heat pump/air conditioner and cable tv. All towels and bedding are also provided.

The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, cooking utensils and basic pantry items. You need only bring your personal care items, clothing, and your food. You will be provided a shelf in the refrigerator and in the pantry to store your food items. Sarah’s House guests are responsible for their own meal preparation.

Once the referral from Cancer Care has been made, we schedule a mandatory orientation of Sarah’s House and review our guest policies with you. Check in is between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Guests are able to stay with us Monday through Thursday nights. When you leave for your Friday appointment, we ask you to return your room keys and empty your room by 10:00 am.

Thank you for considering supporting Sarah’s House! There are a couple ways you can donate. You can write a check, made out to Sarah’s House of Maine, and mail it to us at 346 Main Rd, Holden, ME 04429. Or if you prefer, you can donate online by clicking this link and there you can donate with credit cards or electronic checks.

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Thank you again for your support!

Thank you for considering volunteering at Sarah’s House! If you would like to volunteer, please visit our You Can Help page and fill out a volunteer application. From there, you can email or mail the application to us or feel free to stop in and drop it off personally. After we review your application, we will call you to schedule an interview and discuss our different volunteering opportunities.

If you have any additional questions that are not addressed here, please don’t hesitate to contact us.