Southwest Christian Hospice is an independent institution that exists to provide quality care and bring hope to terminally ill patients and their families through physical, emotional, social, and spiritual services. We began meeting this need in our community on an outpatient basis on June 1983. Through God’s goodness and grace, the inpatient facility was opened in January 1987. Southwest Christian Hospice became the first full service in patient/homecare hospice in the State of Georgia this “special way of caring” is provided at no charge to patients or their families.
Southwest Christian Hospice has grown since 1983, and we now have 45 full and part time employees along with over 200 volunteers, working both with our homecare, inpatient, and special event programs. Our Hospice in-home care serves South Fulton, Clayton, Henry, Fayette, and Coweta Counties; however, with inpatient care there are no geographical boundaries. We have served over 2500 patients, and our services have touched over 15,000 family members in our support and bereavement groups.
In March 1996, we broadened our scope of service to include respite care for children suffering from progressive life threatening illnesses and severe disabilities. Our children’s respite program provides temporary relief for families and caregiver. Presently, we have dedicated one of our existing inpatients rooms for this purpose; however, we broke ground in Spring 2001 on a twelve-bed wing addition -“Hope House.” In 2000, we provided over 6,500 respite care hours for Hope House families. Referrals for our Hope House in-home patients come from Coweta, Fayette, Clayton, Henry, and South Fulton Counties. There are no geographical boundaries for our Hope House inpatient care.
Southwest Christian Hospice and Hope House provide services at no cost to our patients or their families. We are able to provide these services by depending solely upon the loving gifts of individuals, churches, civic groups, businesses, and foundations. We welcome all who will join hands with us in reaching out to those in need with the love and compassion of Christ.
Won’t you help us make a Hope House “dream come true” for the children and families that need our care? If you know of families that could benefit from our care, please put them in touch with us – or if you know of individuals or groups that can help us, please give us a call.