Mission, Vision and Values


Hospice Northwest is a community volunteer organization that complements, enhances and delivers end of life care, including grief and bereavement services. The mission of Hospice Northwest is to foster a compassionate community response to the needs of anyone living with, dying from, or affected by illness and disease. 


Hospice Northwest will be a leader in providing compassionate companionship to individuals and their families as they respond to end of life challenges.

Hospice Northwest will provide quality compassionate care, which is accessible to all in need with life threatening illness. The clients will be served with dignity and respect, maintaining confidentiality and individuality. Trained volunteers will empower their clients through education along their journey.

Hospice Northwest believes that dying is a natural and normal part of the life process. Our work embraces a holistic approach that enhances people’s dignity, self-worth and sense of connectedness.   Volunteerism is the cornerstone of our work.


Courageous, Community, Quality Care

We are:

Courageous: Hospice Northwest provides care at the end of life in areas that are challenging, underserviced, under-resourced and sometimes forgotten. We aim to be leaders in providing volunteers in areas that are sometimes avoided by others such as dementia care and long term care settings.

Community: Hospice Northwest responds to the needs of the community. Our grassroots organization strives to promote normalization of dying and death in our community and region.

Quality care: Hospice Northwest provides a high quality service utilizing specially trained and well supported volunteers from a variety of backgrounds.