Hospice by the Sea is partnering with Matthew 25 House to bring hospice services to eastern Ghana in West Africa.
In eastern Ghana, close to seven percent of the population suffers from HIV/AIDS. There are no hospice services, which leaves many patients to die alone, in pain and fear.
The Matthew 25 House provides medical care, food, housing, friendship and financial assistance to patients and their families. Additionally, they help with the basic life needs of orphaned children, and educate the community on the prevention and management of HIV/AIDS. Its name derives from the biblical passage, “Whatever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do unto me.”
Early in 2008, we sent a clinical team – physicians, nurses and social workers – which provided training and direction for Father Benson’s new hospice program and inpatient unit. Another of our aims is to develop a program for bereaved children, similar to Camp Good Grief.
Hospice by the Sea’s activities with the Matthew 25 House are supported by gifts and contributions to an independent trust fund.
To make a donation, call Karen Gause at (561) 395-5031.