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Providence TrinityCare Hospice Foundation Awarded Grant to Treat Homeless Patients

First published in the Dec. 24 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

The Providence TrinityCare Hospice Foundation recently received a grant of $499,341 from Providence Community Investment to expand its efforts to support any seriously ill adult needing hospice care who is experiencing homelessness.
“End-of-life care is an overlooked aspect of the current homelessness crisis,” said Terri Warren, who is chief of Hospice, Palliative Care & Philanthropy for Providence. “This grant will enable us to serve adults who often have complex needs and ensure they have dignity and compassion at the end of their lives.”
The funding enables TrinityCare to expand hospice and palliative care services to individuals experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County as well as patients being discharged from Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center (Burbank), Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center, and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center (Mission Hills). This grant follows another partnership with the UniHealth Foundation and TrinityCare that helped build the skills and protocols to support homeless individuals at end-of-life.
“This grant will help us improve the lives of the estimated 140 people with serious illness in Los Angeles County who don’t have housing. We so appreciate Providence’s commitment to serving the poor and vulnerable in our communities,” said Matthew Scelza, executive director of TrinityCare Hospice Foundation.


Providence TrinityCare is a vibrant regional program with a staff of 225 dedicated caregivers and is an innovator and leader in providing palliative care and in-hospice for patients and families in need of end-of-life services.
For more than 30 years, TrinityCare Hospice Foundation has supported the mission of Providence TrinityCare Hospice to compassionately enter the lives of individuals faced with the realities of suffering, loss, death and grief, and to offer expert care and education while respecting each person’s choices, values and beliefs.

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