Founded in 1993, HopeWest is proud to be celebrating more than 27 years caring for 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 aging, serious illness, and the need for effective grief support for their loved ones.
Today, HopeWest serves more than 8,000 square miles with five offices and a state-of-the-art HopeWest Hospice Care Center. With a staff of 400 and more than 1,200 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 recognized the need to transform the way individuals adapt to the challenges presented in the last chapters of our lives. The Center for Living Your Best that will house programs that provide for human caring and lifelong learning. The CLUB is the first new program introduced in the Center for Living Your Best. The CLUB is specially designed as a place to help seniors stay well and live their very best.
HopeWest is dedicated to profoundly changing the way our communities experience aging, serious illness, and grief—one family at a time.