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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Hospices

Mission: Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care empowers people to live with dignity and hope while coping with illness, loss and the end of life.

Results: Rainbow Hospice continues to serve all of Chicagoland as one of the oldest and largest non-profit hospice organizations. Each year we provide quality care to thousands of patients and families facing serious illness and loss.

Target demographics: people facing illness, loss and the end of life

Direct beneficiaries per year: nearly 3,200 patients and more than 8,500 bereaved family members

Geographic areas served: Chicagoland

Programs: Hospice care for terminally ill, bereavement services, palliative care, community education on end-of-life care options and resources.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My sister spent her last 10 days at Rainbow Hospice Ark in Park Ridge. She was 54 yrs. old. These people are wonderful. They kept her comfortable and provided us with much-needed and appreciated counseling. I am so grateful to them. I am happy to make a monthly donation so they can continue to assist others.

Client Served

Rating: 5

At the end of his life my father was suffering and ready to pass away. Once we found and called Rainbow Hospice, the focus immediately became about keeping him comfortable instead of alive at all cost no matter his pain and suffering. The folks at Rainbow were truly outstanding in their effectiveness of his treatment (keeping him comfortable), helpfulness to the family, compassion and professionalism throughout. They were instrumental in helping me, his primary caregiver, manage the last days of his life and my emotions around that. I would give them 6 stars if I could.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Partnering with our assisted living facility, we were searching for a caring, flexible hospice group that could help my father (age 64) and the family cope with end of life issues. Rainbow was immediately responsive, assigned skilled and caring professionals to not just work closely with us - but to get to know my father and the family personally. Rainbow's "Purple Team" has been nothing short of a miracle for our family. They provide care for all of my father's needs - physical, emotional, spiritual - as well as for the needs of the entire family. I work full-time with nonprofits as a consultant and have not experienced a better staff or program.