Our Promise.

We promise to do our part. All individuals facing the end of life should have access to the financial, physical, and emotional support they need.

The Heart of Hospice Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to assisting terminally-ill patients and their loved ones in financial crisis by paying for a utility bill, providing basic needs such as groceries, or granting a last wish. The Foundation also supports volunteer and community education as well as research to advance care at the end of life.

Please explore our website to learn more about our impact and how you can contribute.

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reaching out to my baby...This speaking valve you have purchased for Markell will help him in so many ways. I am excited to hear him say, 'Mama, I LOVE YOU' again. Thank you for caring."
- Carolyn Celestine

Our Impact. Your Support.

None of what we do would be possible without your generous support. Whether you're seeking to donate in honor of the life of your loved one lost, or because, as a hospice and palliative care advocate, you back our mission, we promise to do our part in ensuring all individuals facing the end of life have the financial, physical, and emotional support they need.

Major Grant Highlight: Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship

In fulfilling our promise to provide community education and research that convey the importance of hospice and palliative care at the end of life, the Heart of Hospice Foundation has partnered with Heart of Hospice, University Medical Center, and Southeast Louisiana Healthcare System to launch the first ever Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship in the state of Louisiana at Tulane University.

We see this as a first step forward in engaging with local, regional, and national institutions, progressing our mission to educate the community about the realities of hospice and palliative care, debunking common myths about both, and ensuring future generations have the resources they need to take care of their aging population. Increasing education and access will also help patients get the care they need and desire as soon as they are eligible.

The fellowship, which strives to alleviate the shortage of hospice and palliative care physicians across the United States, provides medical students with the opportunity to attain hospice and palliative care certification during their training. Students will generate expertise in hospice and palliative medicine through hands-on participation in the daily care team operations of Heart of Hospice, as well as through the core curriculum, which teaches the hospice benefit, involves participation in interdisciplinary care team meetings, and empowers students to lead patient visits.