Your Donations At Work
See how the programs you support are impacting the lives of those affected by end of life issues.
This year we have hosted 2 Camp Hands of Hope weekend bereavement camps for 106 youth and family members that have
experienced the loss of a loved one within the previous 3 years.
Camp is available to children in kindergarten up through high school seniors and their families.
Your contributions allow us to provide this resource (est cost of $250-$300 per person) free of charge to everyone who attends.
Our 3rd camp will be November 22nd -24th
at Camp Kinard located 30 minutes outside of Columbia.
Over the past year and a half the Pediatric Care Program impacted the lives
of over 400 children and their families* faced with pediatric end of life issues. This assistance includes help with electric bills, insurance premiums, mortgage payments, funeral expenses and other various expenses related directly to the patients well being. This program also provides memory making photo sessions, fingerprint charms, and small gifts that promote comfort and joy for pediatric hospice patients in South Carolina.
*figure is based on total number of people impacted by the foundation's assistance
The Need & Assistance Fund provides financial help to hospice patients and their families to assist with household and unexpected expenses not covered by insurances. In the past year we have been able to impact the lives of over 50* individuals helping with mortgage payments, electric payments, home repairs, and wheel chair ramps. We work with hospice & palliative care health care professionals to coordinate the application process.
*figure is based on total number of individuals impacted by the Foundation's assistance.
Since 2014, the Hospice & Palliative Care Education Program
has distributed more than 5,500 grief books and resource materials to elementary, middle, and high school counselors, social workers, and mental health professionals all over South Carolina. These materials are provided upon request to youth and their families throughout the state at no cost.
In 2015, the Foundation's Technology for Hope program was able to invest in telemedical equipment for pediatric hospice patients and their families to improve their care, communication, and memory making abilities during their time on hospice services. This equipment has impacted more than 100* individuals since the start of this program which continues to grow each year.
*figure is based on a total number of individuals impacted by the foundation's assistance
In 2014 Research for Hope invested in a study through the Mary Black school of nursing to investigate if practicing RN's feel more or less prepared to care for the dying patients through their practice experiences outside of nursing school. The preliminary data revealed that practicing nurses do not feel prepared to care for the dying patient even with 5+ years of nursing experience. The purpose of this study was to look at changes in their practice and sense of preparedness after completing a 7 week "End of Life" Nursing course.