Volunteer Stories

Smiles for Camp Erin

This week it's time to prepare for grief camp and Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is getting ready for Camp Erin. The grief support specialists are putting together a Journey Bag for the 9 and 10-year-old campers. It's an activity...

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Solace House – 20 Years, 20,000 Lives

[ebs_oscvideo type="vimeo" link="https://vimeo.com/266366884/0f5d238b16" dimensions="16by9"] Solace House Center for Grief and Healing was founded in 1998 by two grieving moms who could find support for themselves, but not for their kids. In 2009, Solace House was brought under the auspices of...

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Kathy Corbin 2018 Heart of Hospice Administrative Volunteer Award

[ebs_oscvideo type="vimeo" link="https://vimeo.com/255577598/0f5d238b16" dimensions="16by9"] The Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association has awarded Kathy Corbin with the 2018 Heart of Hospice Award for her unique jewelry recycling program at Top Drawer, an upscale resale boutique in Leawood benefitting Kansas City...

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A Legacy of Love

by Sherry Ainsworth My heart broke when my best friend, Carmela, had to tell her children, ages 6 and 9, that mommy had breast cancer. They couldn’t really grasp the full extent of what that could possibly mean for their...

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Big Dogs with Big Hearts

When most people think of therapy dogs, they think of small or medium size dogs that walk with people who need extra care. But, sometimes comfort comes in a really big package. When you visit Kansas City Hospice House™ you...

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Helping care for the beloved pets of hospice patients

Pet Peace of Mind Many people dealing with serious illness worry more about their family than their own care. And, for many, their constant companion is their pets. What happens if you’re too weak to walk the dog or change...

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Ten Years of Serving the Community

In May and June of this year, several events commemorated the 10th anniversary of Kansas City’s first hospice house. It was a long held dream that came true when it opened in April, 2006. Inspiration came from the Fran and...

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Veterans Service Award

Kansas City Hospice and NorthCare Hospice are proud participants in We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The program recognizes the unique needs of America’s...

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Honoring Veterans

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2015, VFW Post 8100 raised a new flag at the Kansas City Hospice House™ in memory of long-time volunteer, Norm Rich, who was a WWII veteran and member of their post. The flag was donated...

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A Last Royals Game

When a volunteer contact the Royals, they agree to host hospice patient Jean C. with nurses Erin and Michael. “I really had to talk myself into going,” said Jean. “There are things that you just know you won’t be able...

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