So that no one walks the journey alone...
In 2014 three people sitting on one dock asked the question: if 84% of us have no access to hospice palliative care, what are we going to do about it? That began the Home Hospice journey. We made the vow that no one would walk the journey alone.
The Bello Project, the only service of it's kind in the world has tugged heartstrings, won national attention and was the first fundraising success. The Bello Project attracted our very first chapter champion. Today it is offered in every Home Hospice Chapter.
A chance meeting of old friends started the journey of our second most unique program: Pre and Perinatal Hospice. Glen Burkholder and Sue Balaz found a common passion that resulted in the creation of Canada's first Infant & Pregnancy Loss Doula Training and Certification. Today we have certified professionals all across Canada supporting families who have heard there is no longer a heartbeat.
Over 75 subject matter experts invested thousands of hours and made significant financial contributions to complete the design of our turn key care model so that we are able to deliver support to communities and people in need; in the most cost effective and efficient way.
Becoming a Canadian Registered Charity in 2016 meant we were able to move forward with the first, most important project...the training and development of volunteer and professional caregivers willing to support our "for anyone, of any age, at any time, under any roof.
Leaders from all walks of life become a Chapter Champion. Together we roll up our sleeves and build a Home Hospice Chapter. Identifying and filling gaps in the current hospice palliative care is the goal so that end of life care in a non-institutionalized environment where dignity, compassion and culturally sensitive human connection are hallmarks can be a reality for each of us.