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Phone: (415) 927-2273
17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Larkspur
California 94939
USA
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Target demographics: seriously and terminally ill patients eligible for hospice care, their families and the communities we serve.

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 2000 patients, plus their family members, and offered education and information to the community.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Staff our Marin thrift stores or used book room; help in our offices; work at a fundraising event; sew comfort bears for grieving children; and other special projects. We also have trained patient care volunteers who help out at the residence. Those certified in body work, music therapy or animal social visits can also voluntter their expertise to our patients.

Geographic areas served: Marin, San Francisco, N. San Mateo, Sonoma and S. Napa counties

Programs: A Bay Area, non-profit, home health care provider, Hospice by the Bay cares for seriously and terminally ill adults, children and teens, while providing support and education for their families and caregivers.
Our expert clinical teams bring care to hospice patients in the comfort of their homes in Marin, San Francisco, N. San Mateo, Sonoma and S. Napa counties.
Our professional grief counselors offer individual and group counseling to our hospice families and community members of all ages.
Community education on end-of-life, advance care planning, and grief support is available to groups and individuals.
No one who needs hospice care is turned away, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Charitable funds support terminally ill patients in need.
To support Bay Area patients and families too often underserved by hospice care, we provide care in Spanish and Chinese. We have also served the needs of the LGBTQ community since the 1970s.

Mission:
Our mission is to be the Bay Area's non-profit, home health care provider, of choice, providing expert care for all seriously and terminally ill adults, children and teens who need us, while providing support and education for their families and caregivers. Our committment to community service also includes grief support for all ages, and education on end-of-life care, advance care planning and coping with grief and loss.
Results:
Charitable gifts have supported programs that enhance the quality of life for our patients, their families and the communities we serve. For example, we use charitable funds to meet the additional needs of terminally ill patients that are not covered by Medicare or Medi-Cal. We also host an annual, youth grief support weekend, Camp Erin Oakland/Bay Area. Offered free to ages 6-17 who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Camp provides a healing environment that mixes theapeutic activities and traditional camp fun.

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01/31/14
When my Father was dying, a Hospice nurse came to the door. From the minute she arrived, there was a tremendous feeling of relief for me. She was taking charge of every detail, ordering things such as medicine to keep Dad comfortable, a hospital bed, and so many details I could never have attended ... more »
11/05/13
As a volunteer, I have found Hospice by the Bay to be an excellent, very dependable, and caring organization; this applies throughout the organization. From their superior staff to their outreach activities, continuing professional education and client follow-up, their expert handling of any aspect ... more »
11/05/13
I completed my volunteer training in March of 2009 and on the last day of April, 2009, I was laid off from my long time position with a large cardiology practice. Having my hospice work helped keep me grounded and giving while I worked through the shock, disbelief and anger of the grieving process... more »
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