Casa Grande, Ariz. – The Hospice Charitable Fund of Central Arizona was recently awarded donations totaling $2,276.79 from the Central Arizona Correctional Facility to assist with needs of local hospice patients and families coping with terminal illness. Accepting the award on behalf of the Fund was board member Lorri Himes. The presentation was made at the office of the Hospice Compassus program serving Casa Grande and surrounding communities.
The Fund, which is a long-time partner of Hospice Compassus – Case Grande, strives to mobilize resources to meet specific, individual needs and provides the means to enhance comfort, and bring peace of mind to families with a loved one in the final phases of a terminal illness.
“We see hospice foundation assistance used to provide patients the opportunity to participate in activities that often enhance their quality of life,” said Dr. Franklin Baroi, Medical Director for the Hospice Compassus program in Casa Grande. “We truly appreciate the inmates’ decision to contribute to such a cause, and thank them for their help in supporting all hospices within Pinal County.”
“Financial assistance provided by the Fund can be used to grant last wishes, such as special outings and trips, as well as provide assistance for low income families or those whose financial resources have been exhausted through years of medical treatment,” said Himes. “Financial assistance is awarded based on a uniform assessment of financial need, and in a truly independent manner.”
Restorative Justice Fundraisers are one way for inmates to show they have the capacity to consider the need of others in our communities. Each month, fundraising events are available in which Central Arizona Correctional Facility inmates may participate and the proceeds are donated to non-profit service organizations, such as The Hospice Charitable Fund. Those who participate have made a cognitive decision to make positive contributions to local communities by using the limited amount of funds they have.
Photo cutline: Hospice Compassus Director of Clinical Services Laura Stager and Executive Director Cheryse Austin join Hospice Charitable Fund of Central Arizona Board Member Lorri Himes as she accepts the proceeds from two restorative justice fundraisers. The donation was presented on behalf of inmates by Central Arizona Correctional Facility Warden Bennie H. Rollins
About Hospice Compassus
Hospice Compassus is a nationwide network of community-based hospice programs. Based in Nashville, Tenn., the company opened its first hospice in 1979 and today operates more than 90 programs in 25 states across the U.S. The mission of Hospice Compassus is to honor life and offer hope to individuals facing terminal illness by supporting them with a common culture focused on three core values: Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence. Hospice Compassus employs more than 2,500 colleagues who provide a range of hospice services and other resources to benefit patients and families. Our primary goals are to provide the highest quality hospice care and service in every community in which we operate and to be the hospice employer of choice. For more information please visit compassus.com, follow the company on Facebook or call (877) 377-1607.