Establishing a home-based, pediatric hospice model in New Jersey

The Foundation's program, New Jersey Health Initiatives, was designed to support projects in New Jersey that develop new approaches to resolving the state's health care needs, focusing on the Foundation's goal areas.This is a project to establish the first pediatric home-based hospice in the State, providing comprehensive services for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Unlike traditional hospice services, CHNJ will accept patients from time of diagnosis (rather than the last 6 months of life), accept children receiving aggressive treatment, and children with a range of catastrophic illnesses. An interdisciplinary team will include a physician, nurse, social worker, clergy, and volunteers, who will provide medical consultation, nursing case management, psychosocial support, spiritual care, and respite. The principal objectives of the project are to: (1) provide care to a case load of 20 in year 1 and 40 in year 2; (2) expand into neighboring counties; (3) establish a volunteer respite program and a bereavement program; and (4) develop a stable, long-term funding base.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $250,000.00

Awarded on: 4/16/1992

Time frame: 6/1/1992 - 5/31/1995

Grant Number: 20161


Children's Hospice of New Jersey, Inc.

P.O. Box 216
Morristown, 07960-0216

Patricia Crilly
Project Director