Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie has been named Honourary Chair of the Bring It Home Campaign, the $18 million capital campaign for Heart House Hospice to build a residential hospice in Mississauga.
End of life care is something we’re all going to face one day. But for many people in the community, they have no choice but to live out their final days in a clinical setting. Heart House Hospice has been working for 30 years to offer more to people at this stage in life: comfort, compassion and emotional and spiritual support. These are hallmarks of the excellent palliative care hospice can provide. The reality is that there just isn’t enough of this kind of support available in the community.
“Mississauga is a growing City and residents need important frontline healthcare, including modern and accessible residential hospice care here in our community. I am privileged to serve as Honourary Chair of the Bring It Home Campaign in support of Heart House Hospice, and to help see this vision become a reality. I have always said Mississauga is a City that cares, and the compassion of our people thrives in organizations like Heart House Hospice. I am honoured to be part of their team” says Mayor Crombie.
Heart House Executive Director Theresa Greer says “we are thrilled that Mayor Bonnie Crombie has accepted the role of Honourary Chair of the Bring It Home Campaign. With the support of a caring community, Heart House Hospice will be able to continue to offer the important services we provide to those who are dying and to expand through the creation of a 10 bed residential hospice that will allow more people in our community to live out their final days in a peaceful, compassionate home-like setting. Mayor Crombie’s support will be invaluable to the success of this capital campaign.”
Heart House Hospice’s small staff and nearly 200 volunteers provide in-home support, care and comfort to over 1,000 people and their families annually in the cities of Mississauga and Brampton. Our dedicated staff and volunteers offer a wide range of services in over 18 different languages, helping to make one’s final days comfortable and dignified.