The Haynes House of Hope
Our Mission Statement
Spiritual love and concern for the terminally ill are reflected in our work at the Haynes House of Hope. We open our home, our hearts, and our hands to those who require physical care, emotional support and spiritual comfort, regardless of race, color, and creed and without charge. We feel blessed to share in the journey and privileged to be present with the family and loved ones.
What is the Haynes House of Hope?
The Haynes House of Hope is a not for profit comfort care home for the terminally ill that can accommodate up to two residents. Our home is dedicated to caring for terminal individuals and their families in their most fragile moments of life. The main focus of care is addressing the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each resident in a very peaceful environment.
We are not a medical institution and are nondenominational. This is a home much like your own. All the same daily and yearly chores go on in it. We are staffed by trained volunteers that help take care of these needs. Both resident and family are encouraged to participate in these activities. Families are encouraged to spend not only days but also evenings and nights with their loved one.
Haynes House of Hope staff consists of a Board of Directors, Executive Director, Volunteer Coordinator, and trained Volunteers. We are affiliates with the local Public Health and Hospices. Residents may remain under the care of their own attending physician.
How is The Haynes House of Hope Funded?
We are nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. We rely entirely on donations, memorials, fundraising, grants and gifts from the community. All donations are tax deductible. Our home has been built upon the generosity of people and business that have not only opened their wallets but also their hearts. No gift of time, services or goods is too small or large to be appreciated. We have come a long way since this idea first started to become a reality and have a long way to go to in servicing residents and their families. Please call our Executive Director Janelle Clark at (518)642-8155 to find out more about volunteering or to make donation.
Why the name Haynes House of Hope?
We chose the name in honor of Reverend Lemuel Haynes. He is the first black man to be officially ordained as a minster in the United States in 1785. Reverend Haynes is also the first black man to receive a college degree from Middlebury College in 1804. He is a noted abolitionist whose career spanned more than forty-five years. His last pulpit was at the South Granville Congregational Church from 1822-1833. He is buried a quarter of a mile east of the Haynes House. This name was chosen to honor his accomplishments and to affirm his hope for the future.
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