Providing Hope, Healing and a Safe Haven for those touched by cancer.

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About Because There is Hope

Melody Biehl founded Because There is Hope (BTIH) after her own experience with breast cancer.  In 1997, doctors diagnosed Melody after her first mammogram. She underwent a mastectomy and breast reconstruction and remains cancer-free.

In 2004, Because There is Hope was born and by 2006, Melody began fundraising and dedicated herself to helping other cancer patients by delivering them a message of hope, healing, and ultimately a safe haven while undergoing treatment. 

For years, BTIH provided connections to host homes in the Spokane area, but the ultimate goal was always to open a home in Faye McLain's name dedicated to offering lodging to patients and caregivers. In August 2013, that safe haven became reality with the opening of Faye’s House, providing temporary housing for cancer patients and their caregivers.

The lovely 4-bedroom, 3-bath home has a full kitchen and on-site laundry facilities, a common area with television and a sitting room for reading and reflection. The facilities manager occupies one bedroom and bath while the other rooms are open to patients and their caregivers.

Because There Is Hope offers the following resources for cancer patients:

  • Faye's House
  • Host Homes - BTIH remains connected to a network of host homes in the event that Faye's House is full.
  • Gas Cards - The cost of driving back and forth for treatment can cause great financial hardship as well. The gas card program offers relief from this burden for qualified individuals.
  • Resources and Support - The battle against cancer requires more than medical treatment, and we want to support patients and caregivers in every way possible with connections to care providers, support groups, and other resources that support the emotional and spiritual side of healing.


About Faye's House

A place for rest and recovery during treatment

Because There Is Hope understands that traveling for treatment is both costly and exhausting.  For years, we have connected patients with host homes.  We are honored to now welcome patients and caregivers to the safe haven of Faye’s House. When the challenges of the day are through, come home to a comfortable and supportive community.

Faye’s House can accommodate up to three patients and/or caregivers at a time.  Guests enjoy a lovely common area with a television and cozy reading corner.  A well-stocked kitchen allows for meal preparation and dining.  All dishes and utensils are provided, while guests provide their own food.  We also provide linens for our residents’ use.  On-site laundry is available. 

To receive lodging at Faye’s House, guests must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Patient is in active treatment for cancer
  • Other lodging options have been exhausted and paying for a hotel would cause financial hardship.
  • Patient’s permanent residence must be more than 50 miles from treatment facility.