Camp Erin is a weekend bereavement camp for children ages 6-17 who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The Camp is free of charge and enables bereaved children to begin the road to recovery from the loss of their loved one. Children have a unique ability of combining sadness and happiness in their attempt to recover from the death of a loved one. Camp Erin provides a safe setting to assist children in dealing with their grief. This is achieved through activities such as music therapy, pet therapy, art therapy sports and a memorial service including a bonfire and much more. All activities are designed and facilitated by a staff of professional clinicians.
Wishes granted is a program that Catholic Hospice implemented in order to be able to help grant patients their last wish. Every Wish is specific to the patient or their family's desire and offers a sense of peace of mind to the patient.
We Honor Veterans
We Honor Veterans is a very special program where we have trained psychiatrist and specialist who visit our Veteran patients. We also do a special ceremony to honor their heroic efforts and offer a special ceremony for the family at the passing of the patient. There are also Veteran Volunteers that visit the patient to offer a compassionate listening ear.
Pet Peace of Mind
Our philosophy is to provide compassionate care to every member of the family. Catholic Hospice is able to extend this philosophy of care to non-human members of the family through the Pet Peace of Mind Program. We know that the unconditional love pets provide to their owners is priceless medicine for both patients and families living with a terminal illness. Pet Peace of Mind is designed to help provide whatever services are necessary to keep patients and pet together throughout the end of life's journey.
Music Therapy is an established health profession. It is a patient focused, non aggressive treatment modality that has been researched and proven to alleviate physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual symptoms. Music Therapist provide music that is significant to the patient and or family. Activities include easy music listening, imagery and relaxation techniques, songwriting, music prompted reminiscence and memory recall. As part of our services, the music therapist also provides funeral and bereavement support upon requests.