John*, who was previously unhoused, contacted Hospice SLO County just after VASH (Veteran’s Affairs for Supportive Housing) found him a safe place to live. John lived alone in his new home, and he was unable to run errands or stand for long periods due to his congestive heart disease. With help from Hospice SLO County's Care Manager, he received County IHSS (in-home supportive services), was matched with one of our volunteers to visit and help with errands, and he was connected with other area services, including daily meal delivery, to keep him comfortable at home. 

Our Care Manager assisted John in receiving medical hospice services when his health declined. Our grief counselors provided counseling to help him face his end of life and our volunteers were at his bedside when he died. He was not alone. 

Veterans like John can navigate difficult times because of help from our volunteers and our donors. Our volunteers go through a 30-hour training and continue with monthly volunteer meetings in order to go into homes and help people like John. Our donors help us provide outstanding assistance free of charge to anyone in the community.  

*Client names and photos changed to preserve their privacy.