We are fundraising to provide a safe, peaceful, comfortable home to those at end of life
Hospeace House understands that having a loved one near the end of life can be challenging. That is why we make it our mission to help families navigate this difficult journey together. We offer a caring and peaceful environment that brings ease to the family so that they can share as many memories as possible with their loved ones. As the daughter of one of our residents said, "Death is the smallest part of what happens here".
Located in Naples, NY, we offer a two-bed hospice care sanctuary in a home setting that welcomes a warm, respectful environment meeting the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of those facing the end of life.
In the spring of 2000, Martha A Lovett had only recently completed her farewell gift to her mother - seeing her through her end of life journey at home with love, dignity, and grace. That journey planted a seed for the idea that everyone deserved to have a comfortable, safe home surrounded by those they love so they could face end of life on their own terms, as they chose. Martha articulated her idea to a caring group of Neapolitans and what followed were a few people attending a few home meetings in one small town; also well known for its compassion and caring nature. Hospeace House, Inc became legal on 10/5/2001 and was about to become one of the first state certified four-bed facility in NY that was actually a "home". This hospice home in this small corner of this small town was going to become the benchmark for what other facilities would do in the future.
Hospeace House, Inc. first operated under the auspices of OYH, a program of Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service and opened its doors in 2003 as a state certified facility. Hundreds of families were served until 2016 when OYH could no longer operate the home. After restructuring and opening our doors as a community-driven comfort care home in August 2018, our vision has remained the same throughout the years. To offer a compassionate home that focuses on care and affirms the life that has been lived. We want to serve as the beacon of caring in the most challenging circumstances. The facility operates with the same philosophy of care that Martha and our founding members envisioned, "to provide a warm, respectful environment meeting the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of those facing the end of life".
While Martha's vision remained alive, Hospeace House, Inc. was able to support more than 30 residents in our first year as a comfort care home. In October of 2018 after a long illness, Martha decided to become one of those residents to complete her earthly journey at Hospeace House. As a co-founder of Hospeace House, Martha considered Hospeace House one of the greatest achievements of her lifetime.
Hospeace House is funded solely by donations, memorial contributions, and our community's generosity as there is no cost to the families we serve, nor do we receive any reimbursement from insurance companies or government funding.
Compassionate care is provided by a team of specially trained staff and volunteers with extensive hospice care experience.
100% of your donation stays at Hospeace House and helps to ensure that people facing end of life have a safe, peaceful, and comfortable home to live out their remaining days.
“I had heard of Hospeace House, but my perceptions, although accurate in some ways, did not begin to touch on the experience of joining the family of caregivers who make this of “soft exit” possible.” D.E. Bentley, daughter of Leona J. Gardner Bentley
"Hospice won't add days to her life, but it will add life to her days" Family of Martha A. Lovett
“Words can’t express how grateful I feel for the tender loving care you gave to my mother. I think she really thought Hospeace House was her home. I saw my mother breath in the breath of eternal life, and I am at peace in my heart.” Family of Elizabeth Reed
“A friend in need is a friend indeed. To our dear new friends, your many, many gifts of thoughtful, skilled love greatly softened the harshness of our old enemy, death. We are grateful to you for giving your time and your life to us. We thank you and we thank God for you.” Family of James Baker