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State’s First Hospice Residence Celebrates 25th Anniversary

 
A Toast to Hospice of Cambridge at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, on Oct. 5, 2016, marked the 25th anniversary of the Elizabeth Evarts de Rham Hospice Home, the first hospice residence in the Commonwealth. Organized by the volunteers on the Hospice of Cambridge Development Committee, the evening raised vital funds to support the residence, which provides end-of-life care in homelike surroundings. Nearly $150,000 in donations were made this year in honor of the anniversary.
 
We are grateful for the generous support of our corporate sponsors:
 
Legacy Sponsor
 
Silver Sponsor
 
Bronze Sponsors
 
Friends
 

More about the Elizabeth Evarts de Rham Hospice Home: 1991-2016

Hospice of Cambridge decided to take on a pressing need in 1990 — how to care for terminally ill patients who could not remain at home or who did not even have a place to call home.
 
The nonprofit organized a task force of community and business leaders to develop the first residential hospice home in Massachusetts. The goal was to create a small facility in Cambridge where clinicians and volunteers could provide support and alleviate pain in quiet, peaceful, homelike surroundings. 
 
Through the generosity of businesses, individuals, and foundations, Hospice of Cambridge purchased and renovated a two-family home in Cambridge’s Huron Village. Chilton House, now known as the Elizabeth Evarts de Rham Hospice Home, opened in December 1991.
 
Since then, the de Rham Home has cared for over 2,000 patients during their end-of-life journey and supported many more loved ones.
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