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Grants to Increase Access to Hospice and Palliative Care for Rural and Homeless Veterans Awarded by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Date:2/25/2009

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is pleased to announce the recipients of its "Reaching Out" grants. Funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the grants program is designed to increase access to hospice and palliative care services for rural and homeless veterans.

Grants have been awarded to eighteen providers that represent a range of community-based organizations. These providers are working collaboratively with their own community partnerships on innovative programs that aim to provide care and services to veterans at the end of life. The grants will contribute funding to each grantee provider for nine months to not only support the success of individual programs, but to ultimately assist the VA in discovering new ways to reach homeless veterans and veterans living in rural areas.

Grant Recipients:

  • Arkansas Hospice, Inc., Hot Springs, AR
  • California Hospice Foundation, Sacramento, CA
  • Colorado Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Community Health and Counseling Services, Bangor, ME
  • Connecticut Association for Home Care & Hospice, Wallingford, CT
  • Covenant Hospice, Inc., Pensacola, FL
  • Delaware Hospice, Inc., Wilmington, DE
  • Hinds Hospice, Fresno, CA
  • Hospice & Palliative Care Center, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Hospice Life Care, a program of the Holyoke Visiting Nurses Association, Inc., Holyoke, MA
  • Hospice of Chattanooga, Inc., Chattanooga, TN
  • Hospice of the Bluegrass and Palliative Care Center of the Bluegrass, Lexington, KY
  • Hospice of the Foothills, Grass Valley, CA
  • Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services, Boise, ID
  • LINK of Hampton Roads, Inc., Newport News, VA

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