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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: 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.

Results: 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.

Target demographics: hospice patients and their families who are in financial need with life's basics . . . food, shelter, uilities and comfort. In 14 we are celebrating 10 years of helping over 33,000 hospice patients and their loved ones

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,612 adults and 256 children.

Geographic areas served: twenty-two States

Programs: PATIENT CORE SUPPORT – Mortgages or rent payments Utility bills – electric, gas, water, oil, etc. Telephone and Lifeline Food Property taxes – so the family can remain in the home after the patient passes away. PATIENT ENVIRONMENTAL & EMOTIONAL SUPPORT 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.

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