We  purchased a home in the Burton Area, and are working towards opening our first compassionate care home, hopefully around June.  It will be called the Lavigne Home in appreciation for the gifts that made this possible. 


The house itself has four bedrooms, and we are working at getting it up to speed.  We have just received a grant from Home Depot for flooring.  Watch for workdays on our Facebook page (link below)to come help paint, do landscaping, etc.


Our Board just approved job descriptions for a director and care coordinator.  We will begin our search in March with the intention of hiring that key person to bring this all together! Contact Diane at dwelker.hospicehomes@gmail.com for information.


We raised $1700 at our Wine Tasting Fundraiser, thanks to Oliver T’s and those who attended.  While we have a grant pending, it will not apply to our operational budget.  We are looking for regular monthly supporters! You can do this through PayPal on the donations page.


And speaking of pages, bear with us on this site.  Our new site is under development.  While we will keep this one as an organization, we will start another for the LaVigne Home.

Join us in creating a no-cost hospice home in Flint to care for those who are terminally ill and require 24 hour care.

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The Problem

National surveys have shown that if given a choice, most people would prefer to die at home, or in a home-like setting. Sadly most people die in sterile acute care facilities. For many families, in-home care is not an option. Most families do not have the skill or knowledge to care for a dying family member. Family members who are often separated by geography, do their best to care for their loved ones while juggling other responsibilities like children, jobs, and their own health challenges. The care of a terminally ill person is both physically and emotionally draining.

For-profit hospice facilities are often too expensive and bed space is limited in subsidized facilities. Tragically, in the final days of their lives, many people find themselves with no place to go.

The Solution

Hospice Homes of Genesee and Lapeer Counties is working towards opening a non-medical hospice, “Guest House” in Genesee County. This facility will provide a private residential space at no cost to our guests. A home-like environment where guests and their families will receive care and support. We will not consider their ability to pay, and we will not seek reimbursement from any insurance provider, private or governmental.