Thank you for supporting end-of-life care in Southern Oregon. Because of your generous donation, dying individuals and their loved ones can experience dignity and peace during their last days.
This year, our annual Spring Campaign is focused on our Care Fund and Spiritual Care Program. Our Care Fund was started as a means of ensuring all individuals can access Celia’s House services, regardless of their ability to pay. Last year, over $200,000 funds were raised and put into the Care Fund, and in less than one year, nearly 100,000 has been used for people who need it. Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice is committed to making sure this resources is continuously made available for our community.
Our Spiritual Care Program was launched in January, and for the last several months it has proved to be a tremendously positive resource for residents of Celia’s House and their families. This program has made it possible for Celia’s House to have an on-site Interfaith Chaplain who spends one-on-one time with our residents and their visitors, addressing the challenges that come with end of life, and providing comfort along the way. There are 13 trained Spiritual Care Volunteers who spend time with our residents and offer optional comforting therapies. Our Chaplain connects residents to their chosen spiritual or religious practices, if they have any, and several items across various cultures, religions, and spiritual traditions are available at Celia’s House at all times.
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice is committed to keeping these programs in place, as we have seen firsthand the positive impacts they are having on Celia’s House residents and their families. Thank you for your support, we could not do this without you.