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Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice charts new course, starting with new name

Dec 08, 2015 11:20AM ● Published by Neighbors Magazines

Fox Valley Hands of Hope is the new name for the volunteer-driven, non-profit organization previously known as Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice. The name more closely aligns to the services the organization provides. It reflects a new strategic direction to expand services that provide hope for those experiencing grief while continuing to provide supportive care to those who are dealing with life-threatening illnesses.

Since 1981, the organization has served more than 22,000 clients and their families in the greater Fox Valley area.

 exemplary services to those in the greater Fox Valley area experiencing grief or life-threatening illnesses. The organization is funded through the support of individual donors, foundations, civic organizations, mental health boards and local businesses.

The organization’s new name better reflects its new direction, and is a nod to one of its most successful volunteer services programs, Hands of Hope. For more than 12 years, volunteers in this program have provided emotional support and a healing presence for those undergoing chemotherapy at Dreyer Medical Clinic in Aurora and at Presence Health Regional Cancer Care Center in Elgin.

Volunteerism is at the heart of Fox Valley Hands of Hope. Each year, the organization engages more than 400 volunteers to provide its services. Every volunteer receives training, continuing education and staff support to best meet the needs of the Fox Valley community. 630-232-2233.

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