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Hospice Foundation of America

Supporting individuals through life-ending illness and assisting families and caregivers with grief and loss. We emphasize hospice and palliative care while also providing public and professional education.

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Why should I support your work?

Your donation, whether in memory or honor of a loved one or simply to champion the hospice philosophy, honors the essence of our shared human experience and helps us ensure those facing serious illness, death, and grief will receive the best care possible. We believe in a simple truth: Hospice and the services it provides is the “something more” that can be provided when families are told there is “nothing more that can be done.”

Why does your charity exist?

We exist to provide leadership in the development and application of hospice with the goal of improving the American health care system and the role of hospice within it.

 

What specifically do you do?

We provide 1) confidential consultation to those coping with serious illness, caregiving, grief, and loss; 2) national education and awareness through webinars, self-study programs, our award-winning Living With Grief program, and numerous print and online tools and resources; 3) direct funding to hospice providers in times of disaster, to research focused on end-of-life care, and to projects that support hospice and grief initiatives like non-profit children’s grief camps and hospice companion dogs; and 4) community engagement through projects that address issues related to end-of-life care.

How will this make a difference?

Our goal is to change how we live and die in the US by raising awareness of and providing education on the need for quality end-of-life care, advance care planning, and effective grief support.

How is your work different from that of other, similar charities?

For more than 30 years we have proudly served as a trusted and valued resource dedicated to improving care at the bedside by supporting those experiencing the pain of loss and educating professionals in the hospice field who care for those we love.

What have you accomplished?

Our accomplishments last year: 1,791 healthcare professionals received grief and end-of-life care education through our programs and are now better able to meet the needs of patients and caregivers; 60,000 family members and friends of those who have passed received grief and bereavement support through our monthly Journeys newsletter; thousands of family members, caregivers, and friends of loved ones in need of hospice information were provided confidential and compassionate guidance through our toll-free number and Ask-An-Expert email service; 34,000+ individuals across the learned about the importance of end-of-life care conversations and planning through our nationwide awareness campaign using the Emmy-award winning film, Being Mortal.

How can I be sure you’ll use my money wisely?

Ninety-two cents of every dollar goes directly to HFA programs that support hospice and bereavement care in the United States. Your gift is an investment in critical, mission-driven projects that provide a wide array of services to the public and medical professionals.