Hospeace House, Inc.
A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
Hospeace House provides 24-hour support for those who are terminally ill and their families in a loving, comfortable home. Hospeace House operates as an extension of the family, and in conjunction with nursing agencies to provide comfort care at the end of life. At Hospeace House the needs of the person come first and we ensure dignity throughout their remaining days. We work to alleviate pain and suffering for both the resident and their family. Many of us have experienced and understand the challenges of caring for a loved one. Hospeace House hopes to help lessen those challenges by supporting the family during their journey.
There is no cost to the families that we serve, nor do we receive any reimbursement from insurance companies. Hospeace House is funded solely by donations, fundraising, memorial contributions, and through the generosity of our community. There are so many ways that you can help to keep Hospeace House, Inc serving our community. We can only fulfill our mission with the gracious help of our community members.
We are honored to be part of your journey. Our team is made up of our Director of Operations, Volunteer Coordinator, our Skilled Overnight Staff, trained Resident Care Volunteers, and our support teams of volunteers. We work in collaboration with hospice agencies and your physician to provide 24 hour care and meet your needs.
Hospeace House Needs Your Help
Hospeace House understands that navigating the end-of-life journey is difficult. That is why we make it our mission to help families through this difficult journey together and well supported. We care for the entire family so that they can focus on what matters most to them.
Hospeace House has served Ontario and Yates counties since 2003 as a hospice house and then since 2018 as a comfort care home for individuals facing end of life and their families. We have been able to provide around the clock care as the result of community commitment of volunteer service and funding.
The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic reduction in the number of volunteers who have returned to allow Hospeace House to staff shifts and again guarantee our ability to adequately serve our residents. Covid-19 also impacted the way Hospeace House has been able to raise the funds needed to provide our services at no cost to the families we serve.
Over the past several months the board of directors has struggled to secure a deep enough pool of volunteers and financial support to ensure that we can function at a high and secure level. (Hospeace House does not receive any reimbursement from insurance companies for the services we provide.) Without these fundamental resources we cannot continue to operate.
Hospeace House is funded solely by the many individuals, organizations and businesses who have shown generosity with time, talent, donations, and monetary gifts over the years. We are extremely grateful to all of you.
However, having a stable volunteer team and sustainable funding sources must improve exponentially in the next few months for our continuation. Hospeace House exists solely as the result of our volunteer and pledged donations. If we are to remain a viable contributor to the community, we need:
> To have an appropriate and consistent number of resident care volunteers to fill our 4-hour shifts.
> To establish sustainable and continuous funding sources that the Hospeace House can depend on to be able to provide care at no cost to residents now and into the future.
We appreciate all the support you have provided over the years that has allowed us to serve the many communities in our area. But for Hospeace House to continue we need your commitment and input regarding our two critical needs: resident volunteers and sustainable funding.
If you have questions and/or would like to share your input, you can:
□ Send your ideas and suggestions to [email protected]
□ Attend a “Community Forum Meeting” to get a better understanding of the situation, ask questions and share your input. There are two meetings planned. Check our Events Page for date and location.
The Board of Directors
Jennifer Emmons, RN
Jennifer is a Registered Nurse experienced in hospice care, home health, long term care, care of individuals with developmental disabilities, and a variety of other settings. She joined Hospeace House in August of 2017. She grew up in Naples and has raised her four children there as well. She is a resident of County Road 34 in South Bristol, and lives just a few miles from Hospeace House. Her love for hospice care dates back to 1997 when she was first introduced to the hospice philosophy through home care visits as a HHA. She has been blessed with the opportunity to support many individuals during their hospice journey both professionally as well as in her personal life. She spent 12 weeks in the NY Metropolitan area assisting those dying alone from Covid-19 during the height of the pandemic. She was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation in 2021.