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Mission Statement

a)To improve Hospice Awareness in the community at large through a grassroots Community Outreach Program in Education (COPE). b) To advance Hospice Volunteerism through innovative education and specialized volunteer programs. c) To assist and prepare families to care for their terminally ill loved ones.

Description

The Hospice Educators Affirming Life (HEAL) Project was founded in 1999 by Founding Director Greg Schneider to initiate a grassroots effort to educate the public about hospice and its benefits. The HEAL Project was incorporated in the State of California as a non-profit corporation in January 2004. In May 2004 the corporation received a 501(c)(3) federal income tax exemption from the Internal Revenue Service and a 23701d state income tax exemption from the State of California Franchise Tax Board. The HEAL Project is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors that has a long term vision of making the care of the dying and support of their families the best it can be. The HEAL Project's evolution since its inception has been primarily driven by the educational needs of those individuals who are acting as caregivers to the dying. While the primary mission focus was on public education, the scope has now broadened to include education for hospice volunteers. We believe that compassionate care begins with an intimate knowledge of the caregiving journey.

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http://www.healproject.org

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