A Very Special Patient

She was sitting propped up in bed in one of the sun-filled corner rooms at Hospice Austin’s Christopher House.  I saw that she had thick, dark hair with a few streaks of silver through it, noticeable because so often our patients have little or no hair after...

Patients who need all the help they can get.

Every month or so, I am able to tell someone who is sick, dying, can’t work, and has no insurance that they now have comprehensive care completely free to them through Hospice Austin. That our charity program will give them all medications, equipment, and care they...
Celebrating 20 Years of In-patient Care

Celebrating 20 Years of In-patient Care

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,...

Thank you for a wonderful 2017!

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...

Families Helping Families

When Beth* reposted Marcelo and Gael’s Austin American-Statesman’s Season for Caring story on her Facebook feed, she decided to talk to her family about filling their needs for Christmas. However, her friend, Emily Jung, beat her to the punch. She and her family...

A Season for Caring

Gael Gracia was a teenager when his strong 38-year-old father, Marcelo, was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. He’s been caring for his father, off and on, ever since. Marcelo is now unable to move without support. His speech is weak and swallowing is becoming more...
Camp Brave Heart is now Camp Erin!

Camp Brave Heart is now Camp Erin!

Hi friends, We want to let you all know about an exciting new relationship Hospice Austin has forged with the Moyer Foundation that will impact Camp Brave Heart. First, some background. In the 20 years Hospice Austin has held Camp Brave Heart, it has become...