Mission

home-health-and-hospiceThe mission of the Foundation is to create funding for education and assistance of Home Health and Hospice patients and their families.

In pursuit of this mission, the Foundation raises funds for distribution to home health and hospice care organizations (we do not give grants to individuals)
to help cover the costs of equipment, programs and uncompensated care for patients primarily in the Lewis County area with services to Thurston, Jefferson, Clallam, Mason, Grant, Adams and Lincoln counties  We measure our success by our ability to raise and effectively distribute these funds.

The Foundation has a dedicated staff and active, all volunteer board, who work to increase funding to help meet a vital community need.  The majority of the Visiting Nurses Foundation income comes from Foundation businesses.  A portion of that income pays administrative expenses and the salaries of a minimal staff.  The dedication and the efforts of our staff and many hard working volunteers enable the remainder and 100% of all fund raisers, donations and memorials to go to benefit home health and hospice patients.

We are a unique partnership of donors and home healthcare providers, working together to insure that home health and hospice patients in our area, will not be denied medical care because of their inability to pay for those services.  This relationship is based upon mutual respect and understanding.  The need to maintain a high level of accountability for contributed funds is basic to the partnership.  Patients and communities benefiting from assistance given by the Foundation are aware of this assistance.

We are aware the need for home health and hospice care, and the equipment and programs to support this care has increased dramatically over the last several years. There has been an even greater increase in the number of patients who need and want the comfort and healing benefits of that care, but cannot afford it.  The Foundation is committed to help home health and hospice care providers in their efforts to serve residents of our area in need of care, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.

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