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 Circle Home, 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. Circle Home will become 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.
Circle Home will serve as a resource center for promoting community-based end-of-life care solutions, inter-generational volunteerism, and experiential learning.
There are approximately 30 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 Home: Extraordinary End-of-Life Care in a Real Home