Hospice House Campaign
In fall 2015, we took a leap of faith and purchased a property on 16th Avenue in San Mateo’s Hayward Park neighborhood. Thanks to extraordinary support from the community, we can now care for people and their families in Mission House, San Mateo County’s only hospice house.
Adding Mission House to our continuum of care ensures that we can offer compassionate end-of-life support for patients at any stage of a life-limiting illness.
To fund the opening of the house,we launched an ambitious $6 million fundraising campaign. We’re thrilled to announce that as of January 2017, local leaders and our community partners have invested more than $4.7 million.
Our hospice house: compassionate, professional care for patients and families
When patients cannot receive hospice care at home, their only options in San Mateo County are hospitals, residential care facilities, nursing homes, or board and care facilities – none of which is designed or staffed for intensive hospice care.
Mission House is designed for patients in the last weeks of life who need intensive, round-the-clock symptom management that cannot be provided at home. The house also offers a safety net for terminally ill patients whose caregivers need a few days of respite.
In this peaceful, homelike environment, our professional staff supports patients and families throughout the end-of-life process.
Counting on the support of our community
The committee has secured leadership gifts from each member of the Mission Hospice Board of Directors, and the Sequoia Healthcare District has offered a $1 million grant toward the project. The Mission Hospice Auxiliary and many individuals have also made generous contributions to the campaign.
We are now asking everyone in the community to join us in supporting our Hospice House Campaign. Together, we can raise the remaining $1.3 million necessary to give patients the gift of compassionate end-of-life care at Mission House – and support for the entire family.
For more information, or to get involved, contact Marsha Eddleman at 650.532.2550 or Meddleman@MissionHospice.org.