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Hospice of North Central Ohio Receives Ford Foundation Grant


The S.N. & Ada Ford Foundation, Mansfield, has approved a grant in the amount of $5,000 for Hospice of North Central Ohio’s 2020 Camp Hope Children’s Bereavement Camp.

This grant will help offset the annual cost of the annual four-day camp which is provided to grieving children through HNCO’s Bereavement department.

HNCO established Camp Hope in 1996 for children ages 6-17 who have experienced the loss of a loved one through death. The camp is held at Pleasant Hill Campgrounds and is attended by approximately 100 children annually.

“The primary objective of this camp is to help children realize that they are not alone in their grief and that death is a natural part of life and grief is a natural response to that loss,” said Rebecca Pfister, HNCO Bereavement Supervisor.

“Because this special camp is provided without cost to qualifying families of grieving children, we could not offer it without a dedicated team of staff and volunteers and the support of charitable gifts and grants,” Ralph Tomassi, HNCO Chief Development Officer added.

The mission of Hospice of North Central Ohio is to provide peace of mind and comfort through compassionate care. For information, visit hospiceofnorthcentralohio.org.