More To The Story: Hospice home expanding in Chattanooga

Welcome Home of Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Welcome Home of Chattanooga was started in 2015. Providing shelter and support for those who need end-of-life care.

The non-profit just moved into its new five acre facility in 2020. And now, phase two of expansion is complete. An additional three-bedroom home. Specifically for homeless cancer patients. Who need shelter to receive treatment.

While the first home on site is for hospice care, this new home is a bit different.

SHERRY CAMPBELL, FOUNDING DIRECTOR;
“This is for people who aren’t terminally ill. This is for people who just need treatment. We’ve cared for so many people who have died of cancer. If they had received treatment, they would not have ended up in hospice at the age of 45.”

Welcome Home raised two million dollars to complete phases one and two. It’ll need two and a half million more to finish up phase three of expansion.

This helps. A 25-thousand dollar grant from State Farm. Only a select few receiving a check.

SARAH QUATTROCHI, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT;
“The community helped us get this. There were more than four thousand applications. With 88 thousand people in the USA casting more than two million votes. We were one of the top one hundred. So we’ll receive a 25 thousand dollar grant from State Farm.”

Welcome Home says it hopes to finish up phase three of its expansion by the end of this year.

Dave Staley News 12 Now

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