IMPACT IN NIAGARA FALLS

The Bello Project

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Through your fundraising efforts for The Moonlit Memory Walk you support volunteers who are caring for pets in the homes of their dying owners and help to purchase equipment to ensure the safety of the pet or to assist with socialization.  An important part of The Bello Project answers the question “what do we do if there is not a friend or family member who can take the pet after the owner’s death?”.  Funds from this event also ensure that any health or medical needs of the pet are taken care so possible financial restraints do not prevent the pet from going to the ideal new owner. 

Help Prevent the Pre-mature Separation of a pet and their dying owner

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1 in 4 Pregnancies Do Not Result in a Live Birth
Pre and Perinatal Hospice

It is something that no parent-to-be wants to hear…”we can’t find a heartbeat”.  The mind goes numb, the body is shocked and the heart is broken. Our chapter works hard to support families before, during and after a labour that will lead to a loss.  Two of the aspects of this care we are most proud of is our scholarship fund to train members of our community who wish to become Infant & Pregnancy Loss Doulas and the six week progressive healing group; Our Babies, Our Grief.   There is a 25% chance that the person reading this impact has either experience such loss.  A unique service of our chapter and one that will benefit so greatly from your financial support.

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Hospice at Home

Thanks to our community Death Doulas we are able to support our dying wherever they may call home.  A Death Doula provides important support to a dying person and their loved ones before, during and after a diagnosis leads to death.  HHA Death Doulas help create a compassionate space for dying, working on legacy projects, offering grief support to the dying and those who love them and being present to offer strength to family members while to are bedside for the last day or hours.  Helping to raise money at the Moonlit Memory Walk for Hospice at Home helps to eliminate the risk of someone losing control over where they want to die because of a shortage of care or equipment.

Wherever our Dying members of Niagara Region lay their head, We will make their hospice bed

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Wherever You Call Home -The Diana Pathway

Even more distressing is how we are (or are not) addressing the needs of those who would not qualify for a bed if there were one to become available. Those considering or accessing Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) will be cared for thanks to the passion of one woman who believed the dying should be empowered to make decisions that reflected their personal values and preferences for individual healthcare when faced with a terminal illness.  The Diana Pathway is a project originating in the Niagara Region under the leadership of Diana’s husband Dan who promised “her pathway” would be part of the legacy of a woman he simply describes as extraordinary. By supporting the Moonlit Memory Walk in Niagara you are helping this service to establish is foundation and subsequently help to ripple out to the rest of the country.

50% of people who would qualify for admission into a hospice (building) currently can not find an available bed. 

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On the road of life, one must face death
Death Cafes

Home Hospice Association's community awareness and education efforts seeks to support people on the road to accepting death as a part of life. Together we move towards our mortality rather then away from it. Home Hospice Association, along with several community partners, has opened a space to talk about dying and death. One of these spaces is called the Death Café. With a mug of tea or coffee in hand, we come together in an open conversation about death and what it means in life. 

We can't change the outcome but we can improve the journey