"The Connecticut Hospice shall provide quality, compassionate and competent hospice care in Connecticut to patients suffering from irreversible illness, and to members of their families. Care shall be interdisciplinary in nature, allow for family decision-making and participation in care, and shall seek to enhance quality of life for as long as life lasts.
full support of the philanthropic community, care shall be offered
based on need rather than ability to pay. Bereavement care shall
also be offered commensurate with need. Home, inpatient and
cottage care shall serve as a clinical model for national replication
through education, training and research made essential by our
unique role as the founder of hospice care in
Your support means so much and we thank you for giving.
The strategic plan for the 21st century, entitled Advanced Care 2001, envisaged strengthening the twin pillars of Connecticut Hospice's mission: (1) to improve patient and family care and (2) to improve knowledge of pain control methods.
We thank you for supporting a living institution, the birthplace of Hospice in the United States of America, where, through the years, your generosity will always be instilled on our hearts.
You have listened with your heart, and because of your loyalty, we are able to continue to provide an extraordinary degree of compassionate and loving care to each patient and family, regardless of ability to pay. We are proud of our leading role in Hospice and palliative care. Sacredness of the human person is not missed at Hospice; it is not threatened.
The suffering and hope of this year and the invisible forces that are born in our heart also arise from material problems - economic, political and technical.
Love is an activity; not a passive affect. Love is primarily giving; not receiving. Giving is the highest expression of potency to something you believe in and "true colors come shining through and are beautiful even in the rain."
Through your charitable, tax-deductible gift, we are able to provide clinical resources and charity care to our patients and families through our inpatient, home care and pediatric programs. Through that act of giving, you are not only part of our family, but you are the visible light and part of the true colors that remain and become our legacy. The virtues penned by a poet "beauty without vanity; strength without insolence; courage without ferosity" exemplify true colors.
As part of the legacy of this living institution, we ask that you also contribute a message or drawing as part of the experiences that make the living true colors of Hospice.
Volunteer Chair, Development
15 Years of Service