Hospice of Michigan Receives $11,750 Grant for Pediatric Hospice Services in Southeast Michigan

Eagles for Children (a fund of the Local Impact Alliance) grant will support not-for-profit’s Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Dec. 13, 2023)Hospice of Michigan was recently awarded with a $11,750 grant from Eagles for Children (a fund of the Local Impact Alliance), in support of Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children. Oakland Hills Country Club donated $4,000, and Orchard Lake Country Club donated $7,750 towards the not-for-profit’s pediatric hospice program.

Hospice of Michigan is the only statewide hospice providing specialized pediatric hospice services in southeast Michigan. The not-for-profit’s Anchors Programs for Children offers a full continuum of pediatric services with specially trained staff that provide medical, social, spiritual and emotional support to help families navigate difficult situations. Services include a perinatal program, pre-hospice support, and a pediatric hospice program to help those dealing with life-limiting conditions. The program is available to children and their families upon the child’s diagnosis and delivers comprehensive care while allowing curative treatment to be sought.

Anchors Programs for Children is serves pediatric patients and their families throughout Michigan. Funds from the grant will supplement reimbursement for an additional pediatric patients ensuring that they receive the care they need. Unlike adult hospice patients, pediatric patients are chronically ill for much of their lives and present complicated symptoms, require specialized nursing care and equipment, and have extensive medication needs.

“Although each child’s diagnosis and treatment are different and often unpredictable, our goal remains the same—to provide exceptional end-of-life care and support for the child and their family regardless of their age, diagnosis or ability to pay,” said Barbara Anderson, statewide director of philanthropy for Hospice of Michigan. “With the ever-rising need for additional support throughout the community, this grant from Eagles for Children (a fund of the Local Impact Alliance) will help us to provide pediatric services to families in need.”

In 2022, Hospice of Michigan served 57 children statewide through Jo Elyn Nyman Programs for Children. For more information, please visit anchors4children.org.


About Hospice of Michigan

A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve more than 6,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888-247-5701 or visit www.hom.org.