Supporting Hospice Care

Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation

Providence Hospice of Seattle is a not-for-profit, community-based hospice ministry, serving seriously ill patients in all of King County, Washington including Vashon Island. We provide comprehensive and compassionate physical, emotional, and spiritual care to people nearing the end of their lives, including support for their families and friends.

Your generous gifts to Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation fund programs for terminally ill children, special patient needs for families in financial crisis, grief support for kids and families, and a palliative care program for adults who aren't ready for hospice. Most importantly, you help ensure that no patient is ever turned away based on their ability to pay.

Where You Can Help the Most

You may have a specific program or service you already have a passion for at Providence Hospice. Below are a few examples of how you can make a significant difference for patients and families in our community.

  • Hospice Compassion and Care Fund

    Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation
    Your gift will support our top priorities and essential, high-priority needs and programs for our patients and families, our caregivers and our community.
  • Grief & Bereavement for Adults & Kids

    Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation
    Your gift to grief support ensures that these critical services are available to both hospice families and the community at large.
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    Stepping Stones Children's Hospice & Palliative Care

    Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation
    Stepping Stones provides specialized palliative and hospice care to infants, children, and adolescents with chronic and terminal illnesses in the familiar surroundings of their home.
  • Patient Special Needs

    Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation
    This fund helps low-income patients with basic non-medical essentials such as rent, phone or utility bills, food, and quality of life items.
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    Hospice Nurse Residency Program

    Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation
    Our Nurse Residency Program gives newly graduated nurses the extra skills they need to become great hospice nurses.
  • Palliative Care

    Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation
    Our palliative care programs help adults and children who don't yet qualify for hospice but are struggling with a serious and potentially terminal illness. Your gift will ensure that these services are available to any person in need, regardless of financial circumstances.
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At 104, Margot had lived a full life

Because of generous donors, she was able to die peacefully, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side.

When Margot Morgan was 89 years old, she moved from Massachusetts to Vashon, to be closer to her daughter, Margie. She lived in a yurt, behind Margie’s house. When she was 102, it became apparent that she needed more care. She moved into an apartment at the Vashon Care Center and then to their skilled nursing area. Eventually, Margot’s health began to decline significantly. Fortunately, hospice was there to help.

“Providence Hospice was wonderful!” said Margie.

Her mom’s hospice nurse came weekly to check on her and manage her medications. “They developed a lovely relationship,” explained Margie. “Mom and I had a daily tea ritual. I brought her tea and cookies each day at 4pm. Mom’s hospice nurse planned her visits so she could join us. Mom loved that.” Margot’s hospice aide also came weekly to bathe her and cut her nails. “She was so gentle and non-intrusive,” said Margie. “There were a few times when I needed to be out of town. Knowing that hospice was there to monitor Mom and manage her care gave me incredible peace of mind.”

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