7 02, 2019

Homeless Veteran Experiences Love and Respect at Haven

By | 2019-02-07T10:21:18+00:00 February 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

* * To protect the privacy of the deceased, we will be using the pseudonym “Joe” throughout this story.  Joe’s biggest concern was that his death wouldn’t mean anything. This Vietnam War veteran, who was in-and-out of homelessness his whole adult life and had no family, had not experienced much companionship in his life until [...]

31 01, 2019

Haven Celebrates Patient’s 100th Birthday

By | 2019-01-31T14:02:39+00:00 January 31st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Gainesville resident Arnold Johnson, born on January 18, 1919, recently celebrated his 100th birthday. Haven helped celebrate Mr. Johnson's life and birthday with balloons and a Legacy Project hand photography session. Gainesville Volunteer Coordinator Susie Finfrock delivers balloons to Arnold Johnson in celebration of his 100th birthday. Mr. Johnson, lovingly referred to as "Uncle Arnie" [...]

29 01, 2019

Haven Receives Plein Grant to Help Honor Heroes

By | 2019-01-29T15:46:31+00:00 January 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Haven recently received a $15,000 grant from the Thomas A. Plein Foundation to help fund its veteran and first responder programs. The funds will partially cover expenses associated with Haven’s We Honor Heroes program, which shows appreciation for patients throughout Haven’s 18-county service area who have served in the military or as a first responder. [...]

14 01, 2019

Lake City Veteran Recognized for Military Service

By | 2019-01-14T16:21:04+00:00 January 14th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Lake City Veteran Recognized for Military Service

Lake City resident Steven Prather was recently recognized by We Honor Heroes volunteers from Haven. Prather is a United States (U.S.) Navy veteran who served in aviation for four years during Vietnam. Born in Georgia and raised in California, Prather was an automotive mechanic before and after his time in the military. Navy Veteran Steven [...]

24 12, 2018

Garden Clubs Spread Holiday Cheer at Haven

By | 2018-12-24T09:35:28+00:00 December 24th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Garden Clubs Spread Holiday Cheer at Haven

Garden clubs across the state have been uplifting spirits for Haven patients for a decade, and this year was no exception! To brighten spirits, the Marsh Landing Garden Club has delivered decorated trees to Haven’s Custead Hospice Care Center in Orange Park for 12 years, and the Four Seasons Garden Club has provided floral arrangements [...]

18 12, 2018

Bridgestone HosePower Donates Wreaths to Haven

By | 2018-12-18T08:28:40+00:00 December 18th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Bridgestone HosePower Donates Wreaths to Haven

Haven Patient Care Manager Rebecca Rosano and Bridgestone HosePower employees Matt Tsukagoshi, Hiro Watanabe and Stephenie Paras pose with donated wreaths at the Custead Hospice Care Center. For the second year in a row, Bridgestone HosePower donated holiday wreaths to Haven’s Custead Hospice Care Center. An equipment supplier located in Orange Park, Bridgestone HosePower participates [...]

2 11, 2018

Camp Safe Haven in Gainesville

By | 2018-12-18T08:15:24+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Camp Safe Haven in Gainesville

Haven hosted 25 campers at the Haven E.T. York Hospice Care Center on Saturday, October 20 for Camp Safe Haven, a camp offered by Haven at no cost for children and youth who have lost a loved one. Children suffering a loss can often benefit from the development of coping skills to handle their emotions. [...]

1 11, 2018

Haven Vice President Receives AHP Award

By | 2018-11-01T09:16:19+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Haven Vice President Receives AHP Award

Sharon A. Jones, FAHP, CFRE, one of the nation’s leading health care philanthropy professionals, has been named this year’s winner of the prestigious Harold J. (Si) Seymour Award by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP). “Sharon Jones has demonstrated true commitment to the health care philanthropy profession,” said Alice Ayres, President and CEO of AHP. [...]

17 09, 2018

Camp Safe Haven Provides Comfort in the Wake of Loss

By | 2018-09-19T10:27:23+00:00 September 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Camp Safe Haven Provides Comfort in the Wake of Loss

Renita Mixson had her first experience with Haven in 2012. She had just lost her husband suddenly and contacted Haven to explore bereavement support options for her and her teenage son. As a result, Mixson, her son and her 4-year-old goddaughter attended Camp Safe Haven that year. Camp Safe Haven is offered by Haven at [...]