Serving Our Community
As a not-for-profit organization, Hospice of the Valley is a community-based hospice, covering Maricopa and northern Pinal counties. Here are some ways we serve the diversity of people within the communities we serve:
- HOV Salutes. We honor the veterans we serve by providing special recognition and support to patients who are veterans. The program includes a "pinning ceremony" to recognize veterans’ service; contact with other veterans; and support from staff trained in issues that could emerge at end-of-life, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Click here for more information.
- Bilingual Hispanic services. Bilingual clinical staff and Hispanic community liaisons provide direct patient care, bereavement services and community talks to Hispanic patients and families. Our Hispanic volunteer program matches bilingual volunteers with Spanish-speaking patients. Click here to visit our website en español.
- Serving faith traditions. Faith communities each have their own customs, rituals and practices at the end-of-life. In addition to our staff chaplains, we contract with community priests and rabbis to offer services to our families. Our Shabbat Blessings program sends hospice volunteers to Jewish patients to join in their weekly blessing.
- LGBT community. We connect with LGBT groups to address their specific needs and to provide education. Our Healing Rainbows grief support groups serve those who have lost a partner.
- Grief support. More than 20 grief support groups Valleywide are open to anyone free of charge. Click here for more information. The New Song Center for Grieving Children helps families cope with the loss of a loved one.
- Senior Placement Service. Established in response to families’ requests, this free service provides referrals to group homes, assisted living and nursing homes that have been screened by Hospice of the Valley. Click here for more information.
- Community partnerships. Hospice of the Valley partners with other not-for-profit organizations, such as Circle the City, to serve our community. HOV and Circle the City joined forces to open a one-of-a-kind medical respite for homeless people in Phoenix who are sick or injured with nowhere else to go. Read more.