Founded in 1993, HopeWest is proud to be celebrating 22 years caring for their friends and neighbors across the Western Slope. This organization was created through a community-wide vision. Its founders recognized the need for comprehensive, expert and collaborative care for those facing serious illness and the need for effective grief support for their loved ones.
Today, HopeWest serves more than 7,000 square miles with 5 offices and a state-of-the-art HopeWest Hospice Care Center. With a staff of 300 and more than 1,500 volunteers, HopeWest provides care to over 2,500 patients and well-over 1,500 individuals coping with grief every year in Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray and Rio Blanco Counties.
HopeWest is so much more than a hospice or health care organization. It is a hospice, palliative care organization, counseling program, and social program providing support to people in their homes, hospitals, and assisted living residences, regardless of age or illness, because of its unique partnerships throughout the health care system.
HopeWest provides extensive bereavement services for people of all ages. Adults receive individual counseling, grief education and group support. HopeWest Kids is the only program of its kind in western Colorado providing an extensive array of creative grief services, such as: Itty Bitty Camp for preschoolers, Camp Good Grief! for older children and Teen Retreat for teens, equestrian therapy, and grief support groups in all grade schools, middle schools and high schools across the region.
HopeWest is dedicated to profoundly changing the way our community experiences serious illness and grief, one family at a time.