‘Substantial’ Decrease In Donations Leads San Francisco Hospice Guest House To Suspend Services
The guesthouse opened in Hayes Valley in 1990 during the AIDS crisis, and it aimed to provide care to those who were sick and dying when many people were afraid to help. But, recently, donations have fallen off and it may have to close permanently.
San Francisco Chronicle:
San Francisco’s Zen Hospice Guest House Closes As Donations Drop
After nearly three decades of helping seriously ill people live out their final days with dignity, the Zen Hospice Project’s guesthouse may be nearing its own demise. The project closed the internationally known guesthouse, at least temporarily, at the end of June while it holds out hope for a deep-pocketed donor — as well as reform in the health insurance industry — to help pay the bills of the beautiful Page Street Victorian, where as many as 100 people a year receive care. (Cabanatuan, 8/6)