Hospice Austin is a nonprofit organization that eases the physical, emotional and spiritual pain of any person in our community facing the final months of a serious illness by providing expert and compassionate care, education and bereavement support.
Today, more families are facing barriers to accessing end-of-life healthcare including lack of insurance, limited medical benefits and out-of pocket expenses resulting from a lengthy illness. This is true even for our Medicare patients as the gap between Medicare reimbursement rates and the actual cost of care continues to grow. All of these challenges jeopardize access to healthcare for the most vulnerable in our community.
Your gift through Amplify Austin will ensure that no terminally ill patient in our community is denied services because of lack of resources. Hospice Austin is able to serve the needs of the dying because of your contribution to our mission. For that we are grateful.
Impact StatementAs the first hospice in Central Texas, Hospice Austin has been caring for area families for more than 35 years. We deliver patient-centered end-of-life care that emphasizes independence, dignity and respect, regardless of a person's ability to pay. 2,054 patients were admitted to Hospice Austin services this past year.
Needs StatementWe live our caring, nonprofit mission each day, and commit every possible resource back into programs that directly benefit patients and their families. Community support is vital to our efforts and can meaningfully impact our work in the following ways:
"This agency, its nurses, staff, and volunteers were absolutely wonderful! I was really overwhelmed and frightened about caring for my "dying" father. They all made me comfortable in doing what I had to do and teaching me, while also caring for my dad in a most calming and respectable way. I am so very grateful to everyone I dealt with from my first phone call (the receptionist) to the most wonderful nurses ever! The staff and volunteers just were phenomenal. Every single one!"
"Words cannot express how very grateful we were to have had the services of Hospice Austin take care of our dear Mother over the past few months. When we started on this journey, we were more than somewhat overwhelmed with not really knowing what we were about to embark on. All of you made this so much easier with your true compassion for the patient and their family members. There were so many blessings shown to us during those four months, and you were one of them. You treated our Mother with such respect and care, and for that we are so deeply appreciative. I want you to also know what a source of great strength you were to Bob and me. It was because of you that we were able to take care of Mother here, in the comfort of our home, and the reason, I believe, that she was able to live beyond those first few weeks."
Matching Funds DescriptionWith generous corporate and individual support, Hospice Austin has secured matching challenge funds for Amplify Austin. The impact of your donation will be even greater thanks to our amazing group of sponsors! We are grateful to Texas Oncology, Heritage Title, and many individual Hospice Austin donors for providing these challenge funds.
St. David's Foundation has offered a $1M matching grant to be distributed among their nonprofit Grant Partners on Amplify Austin Day. St. David's Foundation's 2018 Grant Partners will receive funds on a pro-rata basis. Each nonprofit will receive matching funds based on their total funds raised on Amplify Austin Day. Last year, this match resulted in a 30% boost to the funds raised by Grant Partners on the Day.