About

HISTORY

Grace House Akron, Inc. formed in November of 2016 in response to healthcare professionals in the Greater Akron area encountering patients dying alone and without basic needs of food, water, shelter or comfort.  Grace House Akron, Inc. formed from the belief that all individuals deserve a death with dignity.  We are a 501(c)(3) that provides a caring environment to individuals with a terminal illness enrolled in a hospice program, who would otherwise spend their days alone or in undesirable conditions.  We provide support and acceptance to patients in the final stages of life.  All Grace House Akron, Inc. services are provided without charge to allow a dignified death without financial barriers.

VISION

 Access to compassionate care and comfort at end of life for all individuals in the greater Akron area.  

MISSION

Grace House Akron, Inc. provides a loving home for indigent, homeless and abandoned individuals at the end of life.  The home provides safe shelter, care with dignity and compassion, and a nurturing environment for individuals with terminal illnesses.

Objectives

Grace House Akron, Inc.

  • Provides services without charge and without regard to the individual’s race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity; 
  • Partners with local hospice agencies that will provide high quality, comprehensive end-of-life care;
  • Provides 24-hour in-home care and emotional support with options for spiritual care, pet therapy, music and art therapy, and vigil companions; and 
  • Provides support and self-care for families and staff

Values

Compassion

Dignity of individual

Acceptance

Excellence

Celebration of life

Our Board

Grace House Akron Board of Directors and committee members are leaders in the Akron community and all are knowledgeable about the efforts of our organization.

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