The Problem

Over 80% of Americans want to spend their last days at home, with friends and family. Yet, despite these desires, 75% of Americans will spend their last days in a hospital room with a roommate they don’t know. They will spend hours each day getting painful and often useless treatments and tests, and be asked to take dozens of debilitating drugs. For many the cure is worse than the disease.

The Solution

Hospice Support Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax exempt organization dedicated to promoting end of life care at home rather than in a hospital so patients can spend their last days in dignity and peace, pain-free in familiar, comfortable surroundings with friends and family.

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HSF launches program to provide local non-profit hospices with much needed supplies

Over the past year we’ve noticed many local hospices have “Wish Lists” on their websites where they list supplies they need such as latex gloves, hotel size bars of soap and shampoo, dishwashing detergent, and a variety of other item. HSF has worked diligently to make connections to obtain many of these products at very low cost. We currently have these items available:

  • tooth paste
  • tooth brushes
  • diapers
  • Ensure® Nutrition Shakes
  • various food items
  • socks

If you would like us to ship you any of these products please send us an email and let us know the items you need and the quantity you would like to receive. If there are items you need that are not listed above let us know and we will try and obtain these items for you. All products will be shipped to you free of charge.

End of Life Planner

Make your end of life wishes known to family and your doctor and encourage your loved ones to do the same. You can use our End of Life Planner to do this.

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Look Up your Local Non-Profit Hospice

Locate a local non-profit hospice by using our hospice guide.

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Sermons

Sermons and Sermon outlines on grief, hospice care, palliative care, and end of life planning available free of charge to Pastors, Rabbis, Priests.

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Betsey McCullough Oregon Memorial Hospice Fund

This fund was set up by Mr Alan McCullough in memory of his wife Betsey. The Fund will be used exclusively on grants to Oregon Non-profit hospices for indigent care and hospice supplies. Priority will be given to those hospices which serve the neediest residents of Oregon.

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Find a therapist to treat Complicated Grief

Treatment of Complicated Grief is best left to a licenced professional; either a clinical psychologist, counseling psychologist, clinical social worker, or psychiatrist. You may search at any one of these web sites for a therapist in your area. To find a counselor experienced in treating complicated grief you may want to add the keyword “grief” in your search. You local non-profit hospice may also be able to recommend a licenced counseler.

Complicated Grief White Paper

It is estimated that 7% of all those who experience grief at the loss of a loved one will suffer from a far more serious and debilitating form of grief called "Complicated Grief".

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Donate

Help Hospice Support Fund with our important work to make end of life home care available to ALL Americans and Donate.

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Memorial donations

Make a donation in memory of a loved one.

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Church congregations receive “End of Life Planners”

Though Hospice Support Fund's outreach program to churches, dozens of churches have received bulk shipments of our “End of Life Planner’ to distribute to their congregation. Churches are also encouraged to bring in attorneys specializing in estates and wills to explain to their congregation the importance of end of life and estate planning. If your church would like free copies of our End of Life Planner please contact us at contact@hospicesupportfund.org with the name of your Pastor, address of the church, and the number of Planners you will need.

Home Hospice Care PSA

Journey Home PSA

Local Hospices now have their pick of two TV PSAs - "Journey Home" and "Home Hospice Care" - to run on their local stations

Local non-profit hospice can now offer their own professionally produced TV PSA on their local TV stations and they have two PSAs to choose from - "Journey Home" or "Home Hospice Care".

Simply view each PSA and decide which one you'd like to run in your local area. Then email David Maladra at david@tvaccess.com or phone him at (630) 389-2208. At no cost to your hospice, David will have the PSA you choose personalized for your hospice and send you out a broadcast quality copy of the PSA along with instructions on how to get your local TV stations to run the PSA. You can view a template of the PSA here.

Thanks to the generous support of our donors and local TV stations around the nation, nearly 100 non-profit hospices are running an HSF produced PSA.

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Car Donation Program

Short staffed and underfunded? Need more revenue? This program will do all the work while giving you 24/7 access to your donations. You will have complete transparency so you can stay informed about every aspect of your vehicle donation program.

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Questions to ask a hospice provider

When looking for a hospice provider, it is important to ask the right questions.

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Complicated Grief PSA

Thanks to the support of The Surdam Fund, Hospice Support Fund (HSF) produces the first ever TV Public Service announcement on Complicated Grief.

Grief is normal after the death of a friend or loved one. But one in fourteen Americans will suffer a grief that is so deep and severe it can cause them to withdraw from family and friends, lose interest in work and hobbies, and often engage in self-destructive behavior. This form of grief is called Complicated Grief (CG) and while it will impact one in every fourteen Americans, very few people can recognize the symptoms or know what to do to treat it.

That’s why HSF has produced a TV Public Service Announcement on Complicated Grief to raise awareness and to show people there are effective treatments. This PSA was made possible by generous gifts from the Surdam Fund and was filmed by the Media Institute for Social Change at the world famous University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. This PSA will be distributed to about 1000 TV outlets across the nation.

Donate a vehicle

Help Hospice Support Fund by donating a vehicle and receive a tax deduction for your donation.

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