Caring for the Dying & Bereaved

Care for the Dying & Bereaved Henri Nouwen (1932-1996) was a Dutch Catholic priest who taught theology at several prestigious institutions including Notre Dame, Yale and Harvard.  Following his mother’s death in 1978, he became increasingly dissatisfied in his academic career and in 1985 he resigned.  He joined a community that welcomed and ministered to […]

Volunteering with Wings of Hope

Volunteering with Wings of Hope Many ways to serve You might be surprised about the many interesting ways to volunteer with Wings of Hope.  We use two categories of volunteers, direct and indirect.  Some direct care opportunities include delivering supplies, running errands, giving haircuts, light housekeeping, or as a companion to our patients by listening, […]

Spring Growth

Spring is officially here. The periods of rain and sun are greening things up and tiny crocuses, violets and daffodils are beginning to pop up in our gardens and yards. New life is abundant in spring and the beauty that accompanies this new life, feels renewing. When someone is grieving they may not feel this […]

Grief Goes to Camp

A Day for Teens with Horses at Wings of Hope Camp PEGASUS Grief Camp A Day for Pegasus The campfire around which we will soon gather is just starting to really get going, and the smoke and smell and warmth of burning wood contrasts with the wet, cold grass. Just a tad of frost from […]

Community Education & Relationship Building

Passion for helping our community better understand hospice & palliative care Community Education & Relationship Building The Wings of Hope vision statement emphasizes that as we help people live more fully and benefit from the gift of their own mortality, we will increase the comfort level of our culture to embrace life’s later stages as […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Emmett Houghton

Understated, and behind the scenes, a hospice volunteer quietly makes a tough day better, one act of kindness at a time. Some of his or her many assignments include listening and encouraging our patients and their loved ones, delivering needed medications and supplies, helping with office and event support, or providing handyman and maintenance services.  […]

Could I Use a Support Group?

Grief is a normal and natural reaction to the loss of someone or something special. It can be one of the toughest physical and emotional challenges that we experience.  The experience of grieving can be devastating. It is important at this time to reach out for support. Sometimes people don’t know where to turn for […]