Our mission is to deliver a breadth of resources to caregivers, families, and patients confronting the final stages of life. This is accomplished every single day through your support and our commitment to patient advocacy.
Helping Those Most Vulnerable
Since 2002, SCHF has helped 4,204 unduplicated patients, families, and community members from across Southern California. We take pride in filling the gaps that are not covered by medical insurances. Each year, we work with terminally ill patients during their darkest hours, giving them a reason to smile again. For those who are struggling financially, food is given, and overdue bills are paid. Homeless patients are clothed and provided with shelter. Veterans are honored and given a final salute. Families are reunited to say their goodbyes. Children and adults alike are granted their last wish. And grieving families gain support from our frequent bereavement workshops. All these efforts are in support of our mission of delivering a breadth of resources to caregivers, families and patients who are confronting the final stages of life.
In 2020, COVID-19 has altered life as we know it. With the California issued “Stay At Home” order, requiring 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely as the state grapples with a growing novel coronavirus pandemic, our patients need our help now more than ever. We have adapted quickly and responded to our rapidly changing environment. Through partnerships with local foodbanks, churches and restaurants throughout Southern California, we have provided 1,248 boxes of food and essential paper products to home-bound patients and their families who are unable to leave their home to shop for groceries. In addition, we have met the overwhelming need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to keep hospice staff safe while caring for their patients.
Join us as we continue to serve those most vulnerable.