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Stained glass windows have a history with hospice care that dates back to before the modern day hospice movement. In 1948, Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of modern day hospice care, grew very fond of a patient she met while working as a medical social worker. The patient bequeathed Saunders £500 (approximately $20,000 by today’s standards) and said, “I will be a window in your home.” The profound statement by her former patient is memorialized with a stained glass window at the entrance of St. Christopher’s Hospice which she founded.
Many hospices in the United States pay tribute to Saunders by displaying their own stained glass windows. Here at Haven each of our care centers feature a unique stained glass window. Every year, Haven offers a specially designed ornament as a thank you to donors who generously give $50 or more.
Please make sure to mark the donation form if you would like to receive your ornament, while supplies last. This year, we chose to showcase the stained glass windows at the Custead Hospice Care Center in Orange Park. The windows reflect the serene natural beauty of that community.
Since we began in 1979, donor support has played a vital role in allowing Haven to touch the lives of more than 110,000 individuals and families that needed our help. But now we need your help to make sure we can continue to fulfill our mission of providing comfort, care and compassion regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.
$42.47 provides seven days of medication and medical supplies for a patient in their home.
$84.94 covers the average cost of four hours of chaplain services.
$155.13 provides eight hours of volunteer support.
$236.54 covers the average cost for Haven clinical staff to provide two days of care for a patient in their home.
$685.21 covers the average cost to provide a single day of care for a patient in a Haven care center.