San Mateo Hospice House Campaign

Donors complete $6 million campaign – thank you!

In fall 2015, we took a leap of faith and launched an ambitious $6 million campaign to fund the purchase, renovation, and opening of San Mateo County’s only hospice house. We’re thrilled to announce that in January 2018, thanks to generous contributions from more than 1,000 donors, we reached our fundraising goal and successfully completed the campaign!

The overwhelming response came from donors throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Thanks to you, the newly renovated Mission House, in San Mateo’s Hayward Park neighborhood, offers a special place for for patients whose end-of-life needs cannot be managed at home. 

Our hospice house: compassionate, professional care for patients and families

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.

“At Mission House, my mom was totally at peace and surrounded not only by her family but also by a nurturing, loving staff. You do amazing, life-changing work.”

“As a physician, I know what a gift this is for our community,” says Board Chair and Hospice House Campaign Co-Chair Dr. Steve Weller. “Neither the physical location nor the staff in a hospital is ideally equipped to provide hospice care. Mission House has it all – the right facility with compassionate, professional staff – in a beautiful, quiet setting.”

By and for our community

Mission House was built and funded with support from our local community. Leadership gifts from Sequoia Healthcare District, Mission Hospice Auxiliary, our Board of Directors, Peninsula Health Care District, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services were joined by gifts of all sizes from community partners, local leaders, corporations, foundations, and individual donors. Together, you have given patients the gift of compassionate end-of-life care at Mission House – and support for the entire family.  

We will rely on continued donations and grants to help support patients who are underinsured, and to provide a level of medical care above and beyond what insurance will reimburse.

“Thank you for creating this peaceful place. Dad was never in pain. He was never alone. I personally felt a huge burden lifted, being able to be his daughter, and not his nurse. You created comfort for him as well as for us.”