The Mission of Circle of Friends for the Dying (CFD) is to bring compassionate, competent end of life care to the dying and their families by providing a Home and a circle of support. CFD, a not-for-profit organization, will oversee the establishment and maintenance of a home like residence with an emphasis on comfort and quality of life for the terminally ill with a prognosis of three months or less to live. The Home becomes the primary residence for individuals who can no longer safely remain in their own home or who prefer an alternative to spending one’s last days in a nursing home or hospital setting.

We envision a community that mindfully accepts death as a part of everyday life.

There are approximately 25 Homes for the Dying in northern New York State. Click here for a full list.  Having purchased a house in Kingston, NY, CFD is now raising the funds for the necessary renovation and operating expenses in order to open the first Home in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Circle of friends for the dying home in Kingston New York