The Fisher House Foundation provides temporary living facilities for military families when a family member needs medical care at major military and VA centers. A 'home away from home', Fisher House does not provide medical care in-house, but instead gives a comforting place to stay when their family member is receiving medical care at the neighboring military hospital. When recommended necessary medical care is at facilities far from home, the costs normally incurred from lodging and related expenses are covered with a temporary stay provided by Fisher House.
This organization provides for summer camp and wellness programs for children and teens diagnosed with a wide range of life-threatening and chronic conditions, from diabetes and nutrition disorders to pediatric cancers and HIV/AIDS. Part of their mission is to help make a child's life normal, by offering the contemporary camp experience -yet utilizing palliative care through symptom management-during their stays at Camp Arroyo in Livermore CA. We toured their facilities with some of their Volunteers (who were Campers themselves once!), and were impressed by the level of design their campground facilitated summer camp for children's specific health needs.
We even got caught up in the exuberance of their annual fundraiser and couldn't stop dancing!
Hope Hospice provides Veterans and individuals "at the end of their life with inspiration, compassion, dignity, and excellence". Through their unique programs creating a circle of support for the many needs of their patients, Hope Hospice gives quality yet compassionate care: personalized to the diagnose, the care the patient chooses, and the family celebrating the life of their loved one. Their program highlighting Veterans is heartwarming- a quilt designed with the motif of the Veteran's branch of service. We found out about it from one of our Legion Members and eagerly lent our hands.