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Roberta's 2016 Adventure
Roberta's 2016 Adventure

Roberta has once again made the journey to her second home of Uganda. While this trip is once again focused on assisting PCAU with their mission, there is a shadow of political unrest as well. Check back often to see what Roberta is accomplishing while there.

Notre Dame alumna presents research at international conference in Kampala, Uganda
Notre Dame alumna presents research at international conference in Kampala, Uganda

Brianna Wanlass, '15 MS, wasa invited to present her 2015 University of Notre Dame's Master of Science in Global Health Capstone Research Project, "Developing a Surveillance System to Suppost and Strengthen Palliative Care Service in Uganda," at the 6th Biennial Palliative Care Conference in Kampala, Uganda on August 27-28, 2015.

Okuyamba Fest 2015
Okuyamba Fest 2015

The 4th Annual Okuyamba Fest will be held on Thursday, October 22nd at Center for Hospice Care’s Mishawaka Campus (501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka IN 46545).

Hospice CEO, president said he felt calling to non-profit work
Hospice CEO, president said he felt calling to non-profit work

Those who knew Mark Murray as a younger man might have grown familiar of his image as someone with a big voice. Nowadays, his voice resonates with a noble purpose, one that seves to represent a measure of peace when one's life journey reaches its final moments.

Roberta's 2015 Adventure
Roberta's 2015 Adventure

Once again, I am returning to Uganda to work with the Palliative Care Association of Uganda. I will leave January 30th. I will be making an effort to remain in touch while away. I am relying on your prayers for a safe trip, a healthy trip and a profitable trip.

Patient Stories
Patient Stories

Every patient that comes to CHC has a story. Each story, just like each patient, is different. But what makes each story special is that it is uniquely theirs.

Torey DeVitto, Ian Harding, and More Pretty Little Liars Step Our for Road to Hope Charity Event
Torey DeVitto, Ian Harding, and More Pretty Little Liars Step Out for Road to Hope Charity Event

Some of our favorite stars, including Torrey DeVitto (Melissa Hastings), Ian Harding (Ezra Fitz), and more, stepped out for the Road to Hope Charity Event at Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood, California on April 14, sponsored by the Hope so Bright Foundation, Akvinta Vodka, and Magic Hat Brewing Company. The benefit helps the Palliative Care Association of Uganda and Hospice Foundation.

Third Annual FHSSA Global Partnership Award Presented to Outstanding US and African Partnership
Third Annual FHSSA Global Partnership Award Presented to Outstanding US and African Partnership

Center for Hospice Care/Hospice Foundation of Indiana and the Palliative Care Association of Uganda are the 2013 Award Recipients of the FHSSA Award recognizing Outstanding Partnerships between US and African organizations.

The Road to Hope Charity Event
Torrey DeVitto to Host The Road to Hope

Imagine being five years old and having to walk miles through the bush to meet a health care worker who has the medicine your dying father needs to control his pain. And being the one responsible for feeding him, for taking care of him.

Continuing to Grow a Successful Partnership
Continuing to Grow a Successful Partnership

Roberta Spencer, a liaison in the partnership between Center for Hospice Care/Hospice Foundation and the Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU), has once again travelled to Uganda. During her visit she will be working with PCAU and its members as well as the ministry of health on continuing to increase the availability of palliative care throughout the country, checking up on children in the Road to Hope Fund as well as many other tasks. Keep up with her work here.

The Art of Healing
The Art of Healing

The "After Images" art counseling program, offered by Center for Hospice Care, is a unique program that connects its participants to their grief in a manageable way and eventually allows them to transcend it.

Joint Effort Leads to Introductory Hospice Care Course at Notre Dame
Joint Effort Leads to Introductory Hospice Care Course at Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame is world-renowned for the education it provides. Center for Hospice Care is in the top 5% of US hospices in the number of patients served. These organizations recently teamed up to offer a unique, one-credit hour course for Notre Dame students called, "Introduction fo Hospice and Palliative Care."

Hospice Foundation's Newly Launched Annual Appeal Supports Center for Hospice Care's Mission: To Improve the Quality of Living
Hospice Foundation's Newly Launched Annual Appeal Supports Center for Hospice Care's Mission: To Improve the Quality of Living

Improving the quality of living matters to everyone, but perhaps most to those who are facing the challenges of a life-liimiting illness such as Center for Hospice Care patient Jennifer Dalkowski, who had one wish before dying – to meet Jeff Gordon. Stories like these are made possible through support from Hospice Foundation's Annual Appeal.

2013 Annual Appeal
2013 Annual Appeal

From providing patient medication to grief counseling to volunteer training, those who give to this year's Annual Appeal help change lives throughout our eight-county service area.

Hospice Foundation Hosts 2nd Annual Okuyamba Fest
Hospice Foundation Hosts 2nd Annual Okuyamba Fest

Okuyamba Fest celebrates international food, drink and art to raise awareness and funds for palliative care in Uganda. The event will be held Norvember 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the new Center for Hospice Care Mishawaka Campus.