Targeted Opening: Q1 2022
Our mission is to offer a dignified alternative to dying alone on the street for those with terminal illness.
For those without a home, we will provide a comfortable place to live during their last days. Our staff and volunteers will offer basic care like help with laundry, cleaning, and companionship. Our hospice agency partners will provide skilled nursing and physician services.
We expect to be operational in early 2022.
We will be near Smith Road and Monaco in Denver.
People with terminal illness but no home have very few options. Emergency rooms or ICUs, often a last resort for people on the street, are the most expensive and least effective setting possible.
Today, most agencies deliver hospice care in your home. That works well - if you have one.
We are members of Omega Home Network, a national membership organization that promotes the development and expansion of community homes for dying people.
We will be a "social model" facility, which you can read about here: Social Model Hospice Homes May Revolutionize End-of-Life Care in the U.S.
Emergency shelters meet immediate, short-term needs. Hospice patients need care for days, weeks, or months, with privacy and stability that shelters can't offer.
Some organizations have excellent longer-term programs to help people develop life skills and relationships needed for self-sufficiency, but that doesn't address end-of-life care, either.
We are working closely with major organizations serving unhoused people in the Denver area, and they have expressed strong support for what we are doing.
We wanted a name that more clearly describes our organization and what we do!
We hope you agree that "Rocky Mountain Refuge for End of Life Care" connects better with our mission statement.
No, we are a social service non-profit.
We offer shelter for end-of-life care regardless of a person's race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.
Below is an information sheet you can download.
Copyright © 2019-2021 Rocky Mountain Refuge for End of Life Care - All Rights Reserved.
Lazarus Gate dba Rocky Mountain Refuge for End of Life Care is a Colorado Non-Profit Corporation offering shelter for end-of-life care regardless of a person's race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.
Federal 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, Tax ID #83-3159392
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