Huron Shores Hospice is a charitable not-for-profit, volunteer-led, community-funded residential hospice, providing quality end-of-life care, at no cost, to residents of Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss, Saugeen Shores and surrounding areas. The expansion to a second bed will help extend quality end-of-life services to neighbouring communities.
Our dedicated and hard-working board of directors looks after the day to day operations of the hospice, as well as all fundraising efforts in our community.
Huron Shores Hospice opened its doors and arms to the community on May 1, 2018, after years of preparation and fundraising in our community. Huron Shores Hospice operates its first hospice suite entirely through local community fundraising and all funds raised to support Huron Shores Hospice remain in our communities. The hospice suite is located in Tiverton, a community in the Municipality of Kincardine, within Tiverton Park Manor.
Huron Shores Hospice is currently running a fundraising campaign, Hearts for Hospice, with Duncan Hawthorne as our honourary chair, to add a second bed to better serve local residents. Our goal for Phase II is $235,000 to equip and furnish a second room and to have two years of operating costs in the bank before opening. To date we have $60,000 raised towards that goal.
Huron Shores Hospice also has a long term plan to open a stand-alone facility in the Municipality of Kincardine, when Ministry of Health and Long Term Care funding becomes available, and when its fundraising goals are met.
Our residential hospice provides a home-like setting where adults and children with life-limiting illnesses receive end-of-life care. Huron Shores Hospice empowers individuals to live well to the end of life by providing compassionate, dignified and holistic care, while supporting their family members and friends.
Community support is essential to our plan because funding from the government is not available at this time, and when available will only provide, under the current process, about one-third of the cost to run the hospice. The remaining two-thirds must be raised through fundraising and memorial donations. We realize this is a big ask of our community. But we also believe that everyone has the right to die with dignity, in a home-like setting, surrounded by compassion: we see residential hospice as the best way to deliver this service.
All donations made to Huron Shores Hospice stay in our community to provide quality end-of-life services to our local residents. Donations to Huron Shores Hospice are greatly appreciated and will help keep quality end-of-life services in our community. All donations over $20 will be issued a tax receipt.
We welcome volunteers to help with comfort care in our hospice suite, fundraising and administration. Training is available and required if you are interested. Give us a call or send an email and we'll explore the possibilities with you!
Our 2nd annual Handbags for Hospice was a tremendous success this year, thanks to our organizing committee, sponsors, donors, participants and volunteers! We raised approximately $185,000, after all bills are paid, which is enough to sustain our one-bed hospice for an entire year. We can't thank everyone enough for their amazing support of our community hospice. We simply could not do this without the community's support and we very much appreciate every donation that comes into the hospice. It definitely takes a community to offer this vital service of quality end-of-life care to residents of south Bruce County and our community steps up every day to secure its success. The date for next year's event is September 19, 2019 so be sure to mark your calendars.
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Huron Shores Hospice operates its first hospice suite entirely through local community fundraising, and all funds raised to support Huron Shores Hospice remain in our communities. All donations made to Huron Shores Hospice stay in our community to provide quality end-of-life services to our local residents of Kincardine, Saugeen Shores, Huron Kinloss and Surrounding areas.
We have reached our Phase 1 goal! Below is our progress on Phase 2...