COMPASSIONATE CARE HOSPICE FOUNDATION
Target demographics: CCHF provides assistance to low or no-income hospice patients and their families, in both urban and rural areas. Hospice patients of any age, gender, religious and ethnic background, are eligible to receive financial assistance, regardless of which hospice is providing care. The only requirement is that they fall within federal poverty guidelines or have extraordinary circumstances.
Direct beneficiaries per year: YTD – 2012: Patients: Adults - 867
Children - 26
Others in Household, i.e. family members, care givers, children -
Adults - 555
Children - 266
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help w/clerical duties in the Foundation office - help w/fund rasising events.
Geographic areas served: Originally CCHF helped patients and families in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. Over the past six years we have obtained licensure and assist patients in 18 additional states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
From January through December of 2012, 273 children, nationwide, have benefitted from the COURAGE bereavement groups conducted in schools, at an average cost of $287.00 per child. . (Pls. check COURAGE video on u- tube at this link: http://zapom.com/compassionate+courage)