SAN DIEGO, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation awarded The Elizabeth Hospice with a $40,000 grant in support of the nonprofit's mission-related core services for all ages. As San Diego County's oldest and largest hospice provider, The Elizabeth Hospice has touched the lives of more than 90,000 individuals in its 37-year history, and has earned the community's respect as the leading trusted resource in end-of-life care.
"We are honored by this exquisite gift from The Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation in support of our profound mission," said Jan Jones, President and CEO of The Elizabeth Hospice. The essence of our mission is rooted in Ms. Scripps' belief, "The most important and beautiful gift one human being can give to another is, in some way, to make life a little better to live." —Ellen Browning Scripps, 1924
"We are pleased to invest in the worthwhile mission of The Elizabeth Hospice, in support of their exceptional care services for adults and children impacted by illness, grief and loss," said Doug Dawson, Executive Director of The Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation.
Over the last 15 years, the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation has donated $365,000 in support of the organization's comprehensive programs, including family-centered community counseling services provided through its Center for Compassionate Care. Thanks to charitable support, The Elizabeth Hospice has never turned a hospice-appropriate patient away because of their inability to pay.
About The Elizabeth Hospice
The Elizabeth Hospice (http://elizabethhospice.org) is the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider of medical, emotional and spiritual support to the seriously ill and their families in San Diego County. Since 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice has touched the lives of more than 90,000 patients and families in the communities we serve, regardless of their ability to pay. Through its Center for Compassionate Care, comprehensive counseling and grief support services are available for all ages to the community-at-large, regardless of the type of illness or death experienced. To learn more, call (800) 797-2050 or visit our website at www.elizabethhospice.org
Contact: Lisa Marcolongo, (760) 644-4426, Lisa.Marcolongo@ehospice.org
SOURCE The Elizabeth Hospice