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Qualification Guidelines

Nomination Guidelines

  • Nominee must be a diagnosed cancer patient of any age.

  • Nominee can also be a patient in palliative or hospite care with a non-cancer diagnosis.

  • Nominee must be physically able to handle travel and a high altitude environment.

  • Nominee must be accompanied by a spouse, significant other, sibling, parent or caregiver.

  • Nominee must be referred by a healthcare or psychosocial staff member.

Application Guidelines

  • Nominated family members must submit an application to Domus Pacis with the reasonable lead time necessary for coordination.

  • After the referral partner nominates a family, the nominee and/or their alternate contact will be emailed a link to an online application.

  • Nominated family must be willing to sign a guest agreement and a provide Domus Pacis with a security deposit.

  • Though Domus Pacis does provide an appropriate home for a respite stay as well as some meals, we do not cover the total cost of their respite. Family members need to have the ability to cover their travel, additional food, plus activity and entertainment expenses.

Respite Stay Guidelines

  • Domus Pacis realizes the importance of family, either biological or by choice; therefore we will be willing to consider a “family unit” consisting of two to seven people including related children. It is important to remember that Domus Pacis offers family respites, not family vacations nor family reunions.

  • No pets are allowed.

  • Service animals are allowed if official certification documents are submitted, and if we have a home that allows pets.

  • Smoking, weapons possession and/or any illegal substance usage will not be tolerated, and will result in the immediate removal of all participants.

  • A respite opportunity is a week-long stay of five to seven nights. The organization's mission is to provide respite; a brief getaway does NOT fulfill our mission. Therefore such requests will not be considered.