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I volunteer at Hospice Austin's Christopher House because of the generosity and compassion that transcends throughout the building with patient care, professional friendly staff and the great family feeling of love to all that enters the building (young or old). I have seen babies in cribs there. My most memorable story was the first year I volunteered on Thanksgiving Day at Christopher House and witnessed for myself the love and joy that was given through food and fellowship to the patients and their families.

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When Hospice Austin Executive Director Marjorie Mulanax toured Christopher House in 1993 after it opened as a small AIDS hospital, she was dazzled. “Oh my gosh,” she remembers thinking, “They’ve done what we need to do!” Hospice Austin needed an in-patient facility, but Marjorie didn’t see how it would be financially possible.

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Plain and simple, we could not provide the services we do without the support of the Central Texas community. In 2017, thanks to you: ♥     Hospice Austin helped a total of 2,081 patients live their final months with comfort, dignity, and peace, providing more than 100,000 days of patient care. ♥     We served […]

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Beth, whose mother had been cared for on our service, decided that she and her family would like to help others for Christmas. We knew just the family.

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Gael Gracia used to have to leave his father, who has ALS, alone for over 8 hours at a stretch when he went to work. That all changed when the family was accepted into the Austin American-Statesman's Season for Caring program.

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