Providing hope, healing, and a safe haven for those touched by cancer.


Rodeo 2023

Join us for our 20th annual Because There Is Hope Fundraiser and Brunch!

Event Kick-off is Saturday February 10th at 10:00am doors open and  Brunch at 11:00am at CenterPlace Regional Event Center.

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Providing hope, healing, and a safe haven for those touched by cancer.

We offer temporary living accommodations and other services for all types of cancer patients and their caregivers. 

Because There is Hope (BTIH) offers a range of support to fulfill the most fundamental needs of all types of cancer patients. We appreciate your involvement in any capacity: financial donations, sharing resources, or volunteering.

Several community events help us bring awareness to the need for patient advocacy and housing needs during treatment. These events also fill the need of fundraising to support our organization.

The Need is Greater than One Home Can Provide

Because There is Hope is committed to offering hope and support for every patient in need, but the need is greater than one home can provide. In an ongoing mission to extend our reach throughout the cancer community, BTIH is looking for new hospitality host homes for in-treatment patients. We can’t do it alone. Do you have an extra bedroom or two with en-suite bath, or a VRBO/Air BnB property? Your donation of as little as a couple of days to as many as 6-weeks could be a tax write-off. It would also benefit beyond expression, cancer patients and their caregivers that live outside the Spokane treatment area. Please follow these links to donate, support, or volunteer, contact us.

History of A Community of Hope

The fight against cancer is a battle that goes far beyond defeating the disease itself — diagnosis, treatment, and recovery impacts patients in nearly every realm of their lives. Families, friends, and communities, alike, suffer the emotional, physical, and financial burden of chronic illness.

Through her personal encounter with this tragic reality, Melody Biehl saw a pressing need for support for those affected. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, Melody endured a mastectomy and breast reconstruction. She remains cancer-free today.

In 2004, Because There is Hope was founded upon her commitment to hope, healing, and a safe haven for patients undergoing treatment.

BTIH grew from a small connection of host homes to an impressive network of resources, including BTIH’s own hospitality house, with plans to build a brand new center on donated land. However, during the past several challenging years, regional and world circumstances have BTIH in a rebuilding phase.

The founder, Melody Biehl has retired, but stays very involved, the new leadership of BTIH is now rebuilding the original dream with even greater goals and services to continue to be a safe haven for those touched by cancer.

Because There is Hope currently offers a range of support to fulfill the most fundamental needs of cancer patients. These include:

  • Hospitality housing, to provide a temporary home for patients and caregivers.
  • Gas cards, to supplement the expense of transport to and from treatment.
  • Emotional and spiritual support through connection with care providers, support groups, and further resources.




phone: 509.435.2143

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1818 W. Francis Ave. #220

Spokane, WA 99205