Open Homes · Medical Stays
Host people in need of critical care and respite
Offer free, temporary housing to people who need a place to call home.
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Nancy & Pearl from Fisher House
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Open Homes · Medical Stays
Host people in need of critical care and respite
Offer free, temporary housing to people who need a place to call home.
Many people need to travel for medical reasons, and too often the cost of temporary accommodations can be a major barrier to accessing life-saving treatment or critical respite during recovery. Having free, short-term housing can help ease a patient’s financial concerns, while giving them the hope and energy they need to overcome illness.
That’s where the Open Homes community comes in. Hosts can provide a free and welcoming space for people to heal.

Your home can give someone the peace-of-mind they need to recover.

Your home can give someone the peace-of-mind they need to recover.

Many people need to travel for medical reasons, and too often the cost of temporary accommodations can be a major barrier to accessing life-saving treatment or critical respite during recovery. Having free, short-term housing can help ease a patient’s financial concerns, while giving them the hope and energy they need to overcome illness.
That’s where the Open Homes community comes in. Hosts can provide a free and welcoming space for people to heal.
Thank you very much! We laughed, danced, cooked, toured & we lived. It’s been a long time since we have lived.
Maria
Make-A-Wish guest
Thank you very much! We laughed, danced, cooked, toured & we lived. It’s been a long time since we have lived.
Maria
Make-A-Wish guest

How you’ll host

TREATMENT STAYS
Open Homes partners with nonprofits like Fisher House Foundation to help place patients near medical centers. During these stays, your role is to offer a comfortable space to stay while they or their loved one receives treatment at a nearby hospital.
Patients will be accompanied by their family or caregiver. They’ll also have a dedicated nonprofit coordinator who offers them support throughout their stay. These stays are usually 1 to 2 weeks.
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Partner clients
Partner clients
TREATMENT STAYS
Open Homes partners with nonprofits like Fisher House Foundation to help place patients near medical centers. During these stays, your role is to offer a comfortable space to stay while they or their loved one receives treatment at a nearby hospital.
Patients will be accompanied by their family or caregiver. They’ll also have a dedicated nonprofit coordinator who offers them support throughout their stay. These stays are usually 1 to 2 weeks.
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RESPITE STAYS
Open Homes partners with nonprofits like Make-A-Wish to provide housing for critically ill children and their families who are granted a respite vacation. These trips can have a profound impact on their recovery. Your role will be to offer a welcoming space for the family to decompress and bond.
They’ll have a dedicated nonprofit coordinator who offers them support throughout their stay. These stays are usually 5 to 10 days.
Partner logo
Partner clients
Partner clients
RESPITE STAYS
Open Homes partners with nonprofits like Make-A-Wish to provide housing for critically ill children and their families who are granted a respite vacation. These trips can have a profound impact on their recovery. Your role will be to offer a welcoming space for the family to decompress and bond.
They’ll have a dedicated nonprofit coordinator who offers them support throughout their stay. These stays are usually 5 to 10 days.
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The coordinator from Hospitality Homes was lovely all around. She arranged for a family of four to stay in our place for one night. She was so friendly and easy to communicate with. She gave me all the information I needed about the family and let them know about our house rules, etc. The family was lovely too. It was a good experience all around.
Jennifer
Airbnb Host
The coordinator from Hospitality Homes was lovely all around. She arranged for a family of four to stay in our place for one night. She was so friendly and easy to communicate with. She gave me all the information I needed about the family and let them know about our house rules, etc. The family was lovely too. It was a good experience all around.
Jennifer
Airbnb Host

How it works

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Tell us about your space and any accessibility features it might have.
The Airbnb Open Homes program has helped Hospitality Homes serve more guests - the ones who often end up on our wait list - by providing free Airbnb stays for up to two weeks at a time when family resources - mental, physical, financial - are depleted.
Marianne Jones
Executive Director, Hospitality Homes
The Airbnb Open Homes program has helped Hospitality Homes serve more guests - the ones who often end up on our wait list - by providing free Airbnb stays for up to two weeks at a time when family resources - mental, physical, financial - are depleted.
Marianne Jones
Executive Director, Hospitality Homes

How we support you

We know this can feel like a big commitment. That’s why we do our best to offer resources and protections before and during a stay.
24/7 phone support and resources
You’re not in this alone. In addition to Airbnb’s 24/7 customer support team, you’ll have access to a specialized team for any questions about an Open Homes reservation. For stays that are arranged by our nonprofit partners, you might also have the support of a representative or caseworker. Read about how Airbnb keeps the community safe.
Reimbursements for property damage
Though accidents are rare, we understand you may need protection. The Host Guarantee will reimburse every host for qualifying property damages up to $1,000,000.

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