The Compassionate Foundation
is a nonprofit organization that provides financial relief to Delaware residents who are diagnosed with a terminal illness, who live at or below poverty level, and are actively engaged in curative treatment for their advanced serious illness. We offer assistance to those in need who will benefit from help with - food, shelter or utilities.
The "new" organization is relying upon the CARING POWER of PEOPLE and using the good "heartedness" of the health care community and small business to build greater impact and deeper commitment to each other.
Ultimately turning the most challenging reality a serious diagnosis brings into help and hope that will drive social change... the change being a return to kindness and community.
When our parent company merged with another health care agency, we ventured out on our own, modified our focus and changed our name a bit.
The mission remains firmly committed to the needs of terminally ill people but has shifted to help folks who are continuing to seek active treatment.
More than 73,000 terminally ill patients and their loved ones (of any age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and ethnic background) have received assistance since CCHF's founding in April of 2004. To be eligible for assistance an individual must always be under hospice care and have exhausted all available community resources, fall within federal poverty guidelines or have extraordinary financial circumstances.
Hospice patients in financial need and their immediate family may receive help from CCHFoundation throughout 24 states which include California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. CCHF also assists hospice patients and families living in
in-patient units, nursing homes, prison, and hospitals.