Calling All Friends of Hopewell House!


Many of you have heard that Hopewell House, the hospice program I helped start 28 years ago, has been slated to close by Legacy Health, which now runs it. They say that changes in Medicare funding have caused it to start losing money.

It has been wonderful to see so many friends and supporters from Portland and beyond come together to help make sure that Hopewell House doesn’t close, and that it will continue to help dying patients and their families in some way.

A group called Friends of Hopewell House has been formed with a page on Facebook, which you can join by clicking HERE. There’s also a petition circulating that tonight has 1,370 signatures! You can sign it, too, by clicking HERE.

Friends of Hopewell House will host a meeting Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Hillsdale Library at 2 p.m. Please join us there.

I’ve heard from so many of you in comments on this blog, but I’m not sure about the best way to contact you. Please email me at Thank you all so much for supporting Hopewell House.