HopeWest receives $100,000 grant

HopeWest has received a grant to help the Grand Junction-based organization care for those facing serious illness and grief.

HopeWest announced that it has received a $100,000 grant from the Daniels Fund.

“This is such an important award because the HopeWest Care program truly depends on generous funding through philanthropy and grants,” said Christy Whitney, founder and and chief executive officer of HopeWest. “This funding allows us  to continue to touch the lives of patients and families throughout our community and make that lasting impression at a time when it is needed most.”

Whitney said HopeWest will use the grant to support HopeWest Care, a program designed for people with a serious illness, regardless of life expectancy.

This program centers on relieving pain and other physical symptoms, coordinating between health care providers, helping patients and families to make informed choices about their care and treatment and providing resources to address practical and financial needs.  Last year, HopeWest Care served 678 patients .

HopeWest provides hospice and palliative care services in a six-county area of Western Colorado. In addition to Mesa County, HopeWest serves Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties. The organization recently expanded into the Battlement Mesa and Parachute areas of Garfield County and Meeker area of Rio Blanco County. The organization also operates an in-patient care center in Grand Junction.

Cable television pioneer Bill Daniels established the Daniels Fund. The fund provides grants and college scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.