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Phone: 302-368-8944
11 Independence Way
Delaware 19713

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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.

Programs: PATIENT CORE SUPPORT – Our main objective is to help financially needy hospice patients and their families struggling to sustain basic human needs.
Mortgages or rent payments
Utility bills – electric, gas, water, oil, etc.
Telephone and Lifeline
Property taxes – so the family can remain in the home after the patient passes away.
Necessary structural repairs to the home
Appliances: heaters, air conditioners, refrigerators, stoves, etc.
Equipment repairs, i.e. to motorized wheelchairs
Safety equipment: bathroom handrails, shower chairs, wheelchair ramps
Transportation – airline tickets for family members to return home to care for a parent, child or sibling.
Music, pet or alternative therapies - especially valuable to patients living in nursing homes, or those who experience social and emotional isolation.

The mission of the Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation is to provide the resources necessary to support the basic and extraordinary needs of hospice patients and their families in financial distress, thereby affirming our commitment to quality of life.

CCHF tracks the number of households for whom bills are paid. Since 2004, gifts from generous donors have helped to significantly improve the quality of life for over 25,000 terminally ill patients and their families with $3.0MM in direct financial aid.

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As a professional Hospice Social Worker, it is difficult to find the words to describe how important and valuable the services Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation (CCHF) are, this is largely due to the positive emotional effect experienced by both the dying patients and their families. This ... more »
Being terminally ill evokes many difficult emotions and worries for patients and their loved ones. Financial hardship, loss of independence and concern about having to leave the comfort of home are major stressors. I have witnessed how the CCH Foundation has relieved these worries and allowed ... more »
As the director for a community hospice in South Jersey I have had the opportunity to see how the Compassionate Care Hospice foundation has helped numerous hospice patients and their family's. Although I am often not able to directly see the impact of there wonderful support, I am able to experience... more »
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