Friends of Hopewell House
To provide the most compassionate and innovative care to those at the end of life, in a home-like setting. To shape and share what it means to live well in the presence of death.
Bottom Line for Portland
We are working to create a one-of-a-kind resource for the Portland community so that those at the end of life and their families are well supported when dying at home is not possible. The successful completion of this campaign will support the purchase of Hopewell House, which closed in 2019 and was the only dedicated hospice facility in Portland. We plan to sustainably provide residential hospice care for years to come.
“One of the nurses came in and opened the window just a little bit; she said that this would make it easier for his spirit to pass on. All of us were so touched by this gesture and by other simple ceremonial touches after his passing: a toast to his life with sparkling cider, a candle lit in the entry that would be left on for a time to honor him. This is the kind of dignity and honoring of human life that would only occur at a place like Hopewell House.” - Linda Martin
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We see diversity and inclusion as central to our organization. We seek those from all backgrounds to join our team and we encourage our employees and volunteers to bring their authentic, original, and best selves forward in both their professional and personal lives. We want to make end-of-life care available to a diverse population inclusive of all races, religions, sexualities, financial resources, and ages and work to understand all practices and traditions around death and dying. Members of our staff are regional teachers about diversity, equity and inclusion in hospice.
Donations of any amount up to and including $5000 will be doubled with a matching grant from the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund.
OH PLANNING + DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE is kindly partnering with us on this project by providing their renovation and design expertise as an in kind donation. Check them out here.
SCHWABE, WILLIAMSON, & WYATT are providing legal services to support our opening. Find them here.
HOWARD S. WRIGHT is supporting Hopewell House by doing the pre-construction work on our renovation. Learn about their work here.
LA MAISON is consulting with our team to make the interior design of Hopewell House feel like home. See their website here.
LANGO HANSEN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS are making a plan for our beautiful gardens that will make them resources for years to come. Find out more about them here.