Serving the terminally  ill  homeless

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by Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Ph.D. | Sep 27, 2018 | OurSupporters

DR. ANGIE STRAWN

CAMPUS PRESIDENT, CHAMBERLAIN UNIVERSITY

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by Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Ph.D. | Sept 5, 2018 | OurSupporters

Jon B. Fish

President Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento

Dear Marlene:
Our council of faith traditions – active in community affairs since 1911 – is most pleased to support Joshua’s House in your hospice work that will serve our terminally ill homeless brothers and sisters who live and give in Greater Sacramento.

by Shai Nielson| Oct 17, 2017 | OurSupporters

STEPHEN WATTERS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FIRST STEP COMMUNITIES

First Step Communities is pleased to support the development and establishment of Joshua’s House, a hospice/respite house for the homeless on the Loaves & Fishes campus in Sacramento. We are aware that, on average, one homeless person dies on the streets every week in Sacramento County and that number has steadily increased in the past few years. This translates into rates three times higher than the housed population in Sacramento County. 

by Ted Fong | Sep 27, 2017 | OurSupporters

JEFF HARRIS

Sacramento City Council member, District 3

Dear Dr. von Friederichs-Fitzwater:
I write to convey my support for you and your effort to create a hospice care house for terminally ill homeless persons in our Sacramento community.
Life on the Streets is challenging for healthy able-bodied persons. Life on the streets with a terminal illness is difficult to comprehend. Many of us have a notion of what our final days could be like. We will be in a comfortable setting surrounded by loved ones preparing to say goodbye. For the homeless, it is a tragic time of survival and regret.

by Ted Fong | July 4, 2017 | OurSupporters

PETER TATEISHI

PRESIDENT/CEO, METRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Dear Dr. von Friederichs-Fitzwater:

On behalf of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce (Metro Chamber) and our 1,700 member businesses located throughout our six-county Capital Region, the Metro Chamber is pleased to support Joshua’s House, a hospice house for the terminally ill homeless, in Sacramento. We are aware that, on average, one homeless person dies on the streets every week in Sacramento County and that number has steadily increased in the past few years.

 

by Ted Fong | Jun 8, 2017 | OurSupporters

RICHARD HERNANDEZ

DIRECTOR OR OUTREACH, ST. FRANCIS PARISH

Dear Dr. von Friederichs-Fitzwater:

As the Director of Outreach for St. Francis of Assisi Parish, we are pleased to support Joshua’s House, a Hospice House for the terminally ill homeless.

St. Francis has a reputation of working with the homeless and the poor and the needy since 2004. Our experience has always been to take care of those less fortunate through our Steps and Breakfast Ministry. Each evening, 365 days of the year, we provide a safe shelter for 16 women and men and provide them with a breakfast in the morning as they prepare to leave for the day.

 

by Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Ph.D. | March 27, 2017| OurSupporters

Doris O. Matsui

Member of Congress

Dear Dr. Friederichs-Fitzwater:

I am writing to support the development ofJoshua’s House at Loaves & Fishes in Sacramento. Joshua’s House would address a serious unmet need for end-of-life care for people who are homeless in our community.

 

by Ted Fong| Mar 8, 2017 | OurSupporters

PHIL SERNA

SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 1, SACRAMENTO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

I am writing to express my support for Joshua’s House, a conceptual hospice facility serving terminally ill homeless patients in Sacramento.

A tragic fact is that too many homeless men and women are dying on the streets each year in Sacramento County. and records indicate that number has steadily increased. This is the reason I believe a hospice house is a much-needed addition to Sacramento’s homeless continuum of care. No person should ever be forced to live their final days, weeks or months living on the streets without adequate support and access to services that provide comfort and dignity.

 

by Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Ph.D. | Feb 18, 2017 | OurSupporters

LAURA NIZNIK WILLIAMS

,ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS, UC DAVIS HEALTH

UC Davis Health is pleased to support the development of Joshua’s House, a hospice/respite house for the homeless on the Loaves & Fishes campus in Sacramento.

Serving the needs of a global society comprising all people and a multiplicity of identities is important to our mission at UC Davis. Providing exemplary care to patients of all ages that responds to the diverse physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients is part of our core mission. Our UC Davis Hospice program provides care for terminally ill patients who wish to remain at home and supports their families and loved ones along this journey.

 

by Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Ph.D. | Feb 3, 2017 | OurSupporters

GENELLE SMITH

LCSW, WOMEN’S WELLNESS COORDINATOR

Dear Dr. von Friederichs-Fitzwater:

Wellspring Women’s Center is pleased to support Joshua’s House, a hospice house for the terminally ill homeless, on the Loaves & Fishes campus In Sacramento. We are appalled at the number of our homeless community members that are found dead on the streets without the comfort, care, and dignity that should be afforded every member of our society at the end of life.

 

 

by Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Ph.D. | Dec 3, 2016| OurSupporters

SANDY SHARON, RN, MBA

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND AREA MANAGER, SACRAMENTO MEDICAL CENTER

Dear Dr. von Friederichs-Fitzwater:
On behalf of Kaiser Permanente, this letter is to express our support of the planning phase of Joshua’s House, a hospice for the terminally ill homeless to be located on the Loaves & Fishes campus in Sacramento.

We are aware that, on average, one homeless person dies on the streets every week in Sacramento County and that number has steadily increased in the past few years. This translates into rates three times higher than the housed population in Sacramento County. Approximately 38% die alone on the streets and 35% die in emergency rooms or as inpatients. 

 

by Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Ph.D. | Dec 1, 2016 | OurSupporters

ASHLEY BRAND

DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH, DIGNITY HEALTH

Dear Dr. von Friedrichs-Fitzwater:
Dignity Health is please to support Joshua’s House, a hospice house for the terminally ill homeless, on the Loaves & Fishes campus in Sacramento. We are aware that, on average, one homeless person dies on the street every week in Sacramento Count and that number has steadily increase in the past few years. This translates into rates three times higher than the housed population in Sacramento County. Approximately 38% die alone on the streets and 35% die in emergency rooms or as inpatients.

 

by Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Ph.D. | Nov 14, 2016 | OurSupporters

DARRELL STEINBERG

MAYOR of SACRAMENTO

Dear Dr. von Friederichs-Fitzwater:
As Mayor-elect of Sacramento, I am pleased to support Joshua’s House, a hospice house for the terminally ill homeless, on the Loaves & Fishes campus in Sacramento. I am aware that, on average, one homeless person dies on the streets every week in Sacramento County and that number has steadily increased in the past few years. This translates into rates three times higher than the housed population in Sacramento County. Approximately 38% die alone on the streets and 35% die in emergency rooms or as inpatients. Cardiovascular disease and internal disease (AIDS, cancer, etc.) account for more than 20% of deaths in this population.

 

by Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Ph.D. |Nov 1, 2016 | OurSupporters

CRAIG DRESANG

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, YOLO HOSPICE

The Board of Directors, as well as the entire Leadership Team, at Yolo Hospice is truly pleased to support your vision for Joshua’s House in Sacramento. The concept of creating a hospice home for people who are terminally ill and homeless is perhaps one of the most compassionate and sensible initiatives our community can support.

The need for this type of supportive environment and care has long outpaced the availability of housing for homeless people who have a life-limiting illness. As a member of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation, we are committed to providing a crucial safety net for our communities’ sickest and most vulnerable populations.

 

by Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Ph.D. | Oct 19, 2016 | OurSupporters

HOLLY HARPER

COMMUNITY BENEFIT MANAGER, SUTTER HEALTH VALLEY AREA

Dear Dr. von Friederichs-Fitzwater:
Sutter Health is pleased to support the planning phase of Joshua’s House, a hospice for the terminally ill homeless on the Loaves & Fishes campus in Sacramento. We are aware that, on average, one homeless person dies on the streets every week in Sacramento County and that number has steadily increased in the past few years. This translates into rates three times higher than the housed population in Sacramento County. Approximately 38% die alone on the streets and 35% die in emergency rooms or as inpatients. Cardiovascular disease and internal disease (AIDS, cancer, etc.) account for more than 20% of deaths in this population.

 

by Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Ph.D. | Oct 4, 2016 | OurSupporters

SISTER LIBBY

DIRECTOR OR OUTREACH, ST. FRANCIS PARISH

Dear Dr. von Friederichs-Fitzwater:

Dear Dr. von Friederichs-Fitzwater:
Sacramento Loaves & Fishes is pleased to support Joshua’s House, a hospice house for the terminally ill homeless, on the Loaves & Fishes campus in Sacramento. We are aware that, on average, one homeless person dies on the streets every week in Sacramento County and that number has steadily increased in the past few years.

by Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Ph.D. | Oct 12, 2016 | OurSupporters