Our Mission

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Inspiring donors to advance compassionate end-of-life care.

In partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), we work to improve care at the end of life throughout the United States.

We raise funds from individuals, foundations, and corporations to support programs that make a difference in the lives of the patients and families served by NHPCO’s membership, representing more than 70,000 individuals and over 4,000 hospice and palliative care providers.

 

70 Million

Americans will need hospice and palliative care services in the next 20 years.

NHPCORepresentsthe majority 

of all patients and families receiving hospice care in the United States.

 

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Fund These Programs

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  • Veterans
    In partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, NHPCO offers programs and services focused on improving the quality of hospice and palliative care for Veterans and their families in communities across the US.
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  • Pediatrics
    Children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions often have complex needs that require care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This can put enormous pressure on families, caregivers and siblings.
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  • Global Partners in Care
    Global Partners in Care supports compassionate care where the need is great and resources are few.
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  • Lighthouse of Hope Fund
    People living with life-limiting illnesses often wish to speak with long-lost family members, revisit a favorite place or experience a simple dream such as a dinner out with a spouse.
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  • Moments of Life
    Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice is showing the world that hospice is about more than care for the dying. Hospice and palliative care can make more meaningful moments possible, even when a person is facing a serious or even terminal illness.
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  • Caring Connections
    Illness, death, and grief touch everyone. Yet, most people do not think about these issues until they are personally affected by them. Caring Connections brings information to people before a crisis, helping individuals and families learn about, prepare for and find support during the last months of life.
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Stories

At the end of life your donations made all the difference in the world.

Volunteer Finds Unusual Task: Dogwalking

When State of the Heart Hospice patient Doris Harmon was asked by a hospice social worker what would really make her happy and put her mind at peace, she quickly replied:  “Finding someone to walk my dog Sweetie Pie.”

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Lessons from My Sister Cathy, Disney and Hospice

I’ve heard it called “a punch in the stomach”, but for me it was more like a top spinning in my head. How could my beautiful 31-year-old little sister Cathy, a single Mom with three little boys, have a cancer that had a 95% chance of killing her in 3-5 years!? 

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Medi Home Health and Hospice Volunteers Honored for their Service

As part of Medi Home Health and Hospice's We Honor Veterans Program, volunteers Michael Stephenson and Roger Jenkins were recently honored for their military service.

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Teen Thanks Veterans on DC Trip

When Margaretta’s eighth grade class headed to Washington, D.C. this spring, Stein Hospice wanted to help the students reach out to Veterans. 

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