What is Hospice Care?

By Executive Director, Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater “Hospice” care was initially defined as “a lodging for pilgrims or the destitute normally provided by a monastic order”

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Marlene Fitzwater

Congratulations, Marlene!

We’re so excited to announce that our executive director & founder, Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, will receive two important local awards soon! The Corporate Citizenship Award

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Johnny Gay’s Story

Johnny Gay left Sacramento in 2001 and moved to Louisiana and Colorado in search of work. He turned to alcohol, lived on the streets, and then was diagnosed with cancer.

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David Whitworth’s Story

Just before Christmas, I met with several homeless people at Loaves & Fishes who agreed to be interviewed on camera. They told us about the physical and emotional pain of living day to day on the streets of Sacramento.

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James Fitzhugh’s Story

I met up with James Fitzhugh at Friendship Park on the campus of Loaves & Fishes last month. His story reinforced what I’ve known and seen for a long time: anyone can become homeless. James went from middle class to homeless very quickly.

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