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Vancouver, WA 98668
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As our community grows in size and age the need for hospice services continues to increase. Hospice services through organizations, such as, PeaceHealth Southwest Hospice and Community Hospice and Home Health are vital to caring for those in our community that are nearing the end of life. These organizations do not turn anyone away and they do so much more than just caring for the dying patient. Besides all the wonderful acts of kindness to the patient, they provide healing support for families, through bereavement services.

PeaceHealth Southwest Hospice

The Jim and Kay McClaskey Bereavement Retreat is a camp that offers families an opportunity for working through the difficult emotions of losing a loved one, in a supportive community setting. The Stepping Stones Program of Hospice Southwest is a child and adult program that offers continued healing and opportunity for expression with the guidance of professional counselors and trained volunteers. These programs are very successful in helping our community heal and regain strength from loss.

The McClaskey Bereavement Retreat Camp

Community Hospice & Home Health

Community Home Health & Hospice is a community-based, nonprofit agency serving Washington and Oregon families since 1977. They care for people in the place they call home by providing home care, home health, hospice and grief support services. Everything they do comes from passion for our community and its continued health. They work to keep hospice patients as comfortable as possible in every stage of life. Just as importantly, they bring peace of mind to hospice patients’ loved ones.

This is where Friends of Hospice Southwest Volunteers step in! Many of these items, services, and support could not be offered without the funds we raise to gift to hospice.

Friends of Hospice raised funds have helped with:

  • a last birthday celebration
  • gas cards so families can make daily visits to their loved one
  • much needed major kitchen renovation to the Ray Hickey Hospice House
  • new mattresses for the Ray Hickey Hospice House
  • "Love Meals" for patients, families, and staff at The Elaine and Don Heimbigner Hospice House
  • professional respite relief for exhausted family caregivers of hospice patients
It does not matter what the need is this organization ensures it can happen! It is through the diligent, committed efforts of the volunteers of Friends of Hospice Southwest Washington that we can maintain passionate giving to our hospice patients, friends, and families.

Ray Hickey
Hospice House

Elaine and Don Heimbigner
Hospice House


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Board of Directors

Gail Czech

Vice President
Laurel Numbers

Carollee Kraut

Terri Larson
Diane Hunter
Tiffany Couch, CPA/CFF, CFE

Past President
Debbie Iverson

Beth Anderson
Apryl Graham
Carole Kelley
Nancy Kotrlik
Dee Memering
Lynn Dee Rhodes
Cherie Staehely