To meet increased demand for hospice and palliative care, Center for Hospice Care is building a new inpatient care facility on our Mishawaka campus. This new facility will feature 12 large patient bedrooms, all facing the scenic St. Joseph River. Will you help us make it happen?
Please join us for a special Helping Hands Award Dinner during which we will honor a life-long community servant – Sister Carmel Marie Sallows, C.S.C. Proceeds from the event will go directly to keeping our promise that no one eligible for hospice care will be turned away due to an inability to pay. In honor of Sr. Carmel, we’ve created a special fund called the Sister Carmel Helping Hands Fund, which will also go directly to support our charity care commitment.
But what truly matters is the impact on the few or the one.
To ensure that Center for Hospice Care (CHC) is prepared to meet the needs of our communities long into the future, CHC is in the midst of its most ambitious comprehensive campaign ever – $10 million. We’ve exceeded expectations in certain areas of the campaign, while other areas still need considerable support. In fact, we still have several critical underfunded priorities highlighted below. Please read more and consider giving to the one that touches you most.
To learn more about the campaign, please visit the Crossroads Campaign page. Thank you!
Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Vera Z. Dwyer Charitable Trust, we have received a $1 million matching grant to support hospice and palliative education. To receive the full match, we need your support.
This unique bereavement program helps those who have lost a loved one process their grief through a combination of counseling and artistic expression. The opportunity to create artwork during each session helps our clients better understand, articulate and process their grief.
Each year, dozens of area kids gather at Camp Evergreen. These kids are all different, but they do have one thing in common – they have all lost a loved one. By enabling kids to share their grief, and participate in traditional camp activities, Camp Evergreen helps them heal.
National Healthcare Decisions Day
April 16, 2018
The purpose of National Healthcare Decisions Day is to focus attention on the importance of advance care planning. To ensure your end-of-life wishes are honored, it's critical to articulate those desires in writing. For more, visit. NHDD.
- National Healthcare Decisions Day April 16, 2018
34th Annual Helping Hands Award Dinner
May 2, 2018
Each year, Center for Hospice Care honors a deserving recipient with our Helping Hands Award. Now in its 34th year, we are thrilled to be honoring someone who has faithfully served our community for more than 60 years – an individual known and loved by many – Sister Carmel Marie Sallows, C.S.C. To learn more about attending or sponsoring the event, please visit Helping Hands 2018.
- 34th Annual Helping Hands Award Dinner May 2, 2018
June 1, 2018
For 25 years Camp Evergreen has helped connect with other children through their mutual grief, while participating in many traditional camp activities. By realizing they are not alone, children come away from camp with a different perspective on their grief. Please visit Camp Evergreen for more information.
Gardens of Remembrance and Renewal Memorial Dedication
June 5, 2018
This event, which takes place each year on the first Tuesday of June on the grounds of our Elkhart Inpatient Care Facility, gives those who have lost loved ones a chance to honor them with a brick, bench, or a flowering or evergreen tree. To purchase a memorial item, please visit our Elkhart Campus page. You may also register here to attend the event.
- Camp Evergreen June 1, 2018