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Sarah House provides a beautiful home and end-of-life care for people of low income. It continues its original mission by providing for men and women with HIV/AIDS. Additionally it offers comfort and assistance to family and friends of its residents. It trusts that its work adds to the growing body of hospice wisdom. All of this is carried out with what is called “extraordinary kindness.”
The Big Idea:
A Van for all Reasons
We need to replace our much needed, dilapidated van. Caregivers use the van to take residents to medical appointments, to the movies, for an ice cream cone, or to feel the sand under their feet one last time. We have used the van countless times to take people home after they have spent an entire day at the bedside of their loved ones. Food shopping is important, as we provide whatever meals the residents request any time of the day. We feed more than hunger; we feed one’s soul. The Sarah House logo will be visible traveling community-wide to meet future residents.
Everyone at Sarah House was very welcoming and presented a beautiful clean room overlooking the garden for my father who was suffering with liver cancer. He was in the same room where his own father stayed at the end of his life. Though the caregivers were busy serving dinner to all the residents, they still made the time to make my family feel very welcome. This was a great comfort to our family and brought joy and peace to my father. My father passed away very peacefully at 2:00 in the morning surrounded by the loving care of the staff who made a point to keep him comfortable every hour up until his passing. The caregivers made everything so easy and comfortable for us during this time. Every single one of them are true Earth Angels and I would recommend Sarah House to anyone.
— Lindsay Kellams, Age 35, Santa Barbara