Community supporters are warmly invited to the ground-breaking of our new Center for Living at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 10 at 6000 Business Center Drive.
Our volunteer boards and staff leadership have a rich legacy of helping our community: 34 years ago we brought hospice care into homes; 21 years ago we built Hospice House for those who needed more intensive symptom management; 15 years ago we began community-wide grief and loss programming through Full Circle; 12 years ago we expanded Hospice House; and 11 years ago we began providing palliative care support through The Steward Center for Palliative Care.
During the “silent phase” of a two-year $3 million capital campaign, the Hospice Savannah Foundation has engaged community supporters and philanthropists, our board members and leadership, and our employees and volunteers. Megan Kerley, VP, Hospice Savannah Foundation, is excited to now invite community participation in the campaign as ground is broken on June 10th.
We have carefully developed plans for a new building to provide one of the most innovative and comprehensive programs in the country – the Center for Living. This facility will allow us to begin new caregiver-focused and expanded Full Circle programming. The Center will make four major improvements possible:
1. The Edel Caregiver Institute, providing area caregivers with what will become one of the country’s finest sources for information, training, and support. This extraordinary new community resource will launch standard-setting, innovative programs to help caregivers learn how to best deal with their impending or current challenges as they care for loved ones.
2. Expanded Full Circle programs to reach more people, including new programs for entire families, for those who have lost a family member in military service, and parents who have lost a child, to name just a few.
3. Through extensive educational programs available at the Center for Living, healthcare professionals, community volunteers and professional caregivers will be able to take advantage of invaluable training programs to enhance their skills, skills that allow them to provide invaluable help.
4. A relocated Steward Center for Palliative Care, allowing this invaluable resource to more effectively coordinate its activities and patient information with other program staff and to be better positioned to grow the palliative care services that mean so much to our patients and their loved ones.
For us to realize our potential to serve the people of our region we must secure $3 million in philanthropic support - over $2.2 million is already committed. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on our partnership with the community to help us provide the best possible facilities and services to individuals and families that can benefit from our help.
Hospice Savannah’s $3 million Center for Living building project will be an investment in the whole community, as we grieve the loss of a loved one or care for someone terminally or seriously ill, we can find guidance and support through this wonderful community resource.
For more information about this important community project, to discuss naming opportunities, or ways to support the effort, please contact Megan Kerley, Vice President, Hospice Savannah Foundation, at 912.629.1025 or email@example.com .