Grant to help add 6 patient suites for Niagara County families
Niagara Hospice announced it has received the first major community gift toward the $2 million capital campaign to expand Hospice House, where terminally ill patients and families receive specialized care and support.
The Grigg Lewis Foundation, based in Lockport, provided a lead grant toward the ongoing community campaign that will help fund the addition of six residential patient suites to the facility at 4675 Sunset Drive. Construction is underway for the expansion project that will complete the Hospice House with 16 total residential suites, the maximum capacity allowed by New York.
“We are very grateful for this significant support from the Grigg Lewis Foundation, which has been a generous partner of Niagara Hospice for more than 20 years,” said John Lomeo, president and CEO of Niagara Hospice. “The foundation provided major gifts for the construction of Hospice House from 2006-08. It is wonderful to receive this grant to help complete the Hospice House story and enhance quality of life for more Niagara County families during end-of-life situations.”
Niagara Hospice House opened in June 2007 as a state-of-the-art facility that has been the model of hospice facilities throughout the country. The expanded residential wing is scheduled to be completed and ready for patients and families prior to the facility’s 15th anniversary in June 2022.
To give to the capital campaign, organizations and individuals can visit NiagaraHospice.org/ExpandHospiceHouse to make secure online donations, or call 716-439-4417.
Since 1988, Niagara Hospice, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has provided specialized care, symptom management and personalized support to more than 28,000 Niagara County individuals, families and caregivers faced with any late-stage illness. For more information, visit NiagaraHospice.org or call 716-439-4417 or 716-HOSPICE.