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Hospice By The Bay

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17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Larkspur CA 94939 USA


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.


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.

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.

Geographic areas served:

Marin, San Francisco, N. San Mateo, Sonoma and S. Napa counties


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.

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I have been a hospice volunteer for Hospice By The Bay, San Francisco, for 3 years. It has been a very rewarding and heartfelt experience and enriched my life greatly. All of the people that work for this organization are dedicated, caring people which make this organization such a valuable part of the Bay Area community.

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My family on the east coast was so fortunate to have hospice care for each of my parents in their final days. I was moved by the skill, dedication and kindness of all the team members and that experience led me to train as a hospice volunteer at HBTB in San Francisco. I have found the same wonderful qualities in the teams I am privileged to work with now. The training and support have been exceptional and the work has offered me substantial opportunity for personal growth and satisfaction.

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I'm a fairly recent volunteer. The training was so rich with insight and wonderful presenters and equally wonderful fellow volunteers that the experience started off excellent and has been nothing less since. The work is enriching, and the support HBTB provides us as volunteers is something we can always count on.

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I have been a Patient Care Volunteer for a few months. The training we received to equip us for our job was excellent--well-organized and comprehensive. Because of this I was able to smoothly transition into my role. The volunteers have superb support from the Hospice staff. It is so personally rewarding to have the opportunity to be a companion to and be present with the Hospice patients.

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I have been a patient care volunteer with Hospice by the Bay (HBTB) for four years. I have volunteered with a few other organizations, and I found the training and ongoing support provided to volunteers by HBTB to be far superior to anything I found elsewhere. The staff is so professional, conscientious and dedicated. The transdisciplinary team approach keeps everyone informed and allows service to patients to be seamless. Working with HBTB has been and will continue to be one of the most rewarding activities of my life

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I became a volunteer with Hospice by the Bay after I retired. My parents had hospice and I was impressed with the organization and philosophy of keeping patients comfortable in their last stage of life. My opinion of HBTB only grew when I became trained and worked closely with the organization. HBTB is very professional with a thorough training program that holds all of us to high standards. The program is very organized and accountable, making its customers the focal point. Above all else, HBTB is a warm, caring, and progressive; willing to include new initiatives in its services with comfort and care as the number one priority for its patients.

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I have been a HBTB volunteer for over two years and this work has opened a new experience that is extremely rewarding. I have met some of the most dedicated people and seen families come together at times when it is most needed. I would not give up this volunteering for anything as I learn and gain new and wonderful prospectives with each encounter. I worked in the health care industry for over 45 years and HBTB is the most transparent, patient centered, staff oriented organization I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

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I have been a volunteer with Hospice by the Bay for more than a year and a half.
I think the organization is doing incredible work and I'm so happy to be a part of the team.

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From 1983-1990, I worked as a nurse at CT Hospice in Branford, CT.
It was and still is an excellent facility of the highest quality.

Ten years ago I retired and moved to San Francisco where I volunteer at Hospice By The Bay.
Hospice By The Bay is equally outstanding , providing excellent , quality care and compassion to all clients.

I am thrilled to be affiliated with this hospice .

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I an 88 year old who has a need to have a direct service project in my life. Since joining up with HBTB as a volunteer I have been very impressed with their ability to function at the intersection of patients/family, volunteers and the discipline of governmental regulation. They are a most impressive group of caring people. I hope to be a client when my time comes.

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