Hospice of Michigan Receives $75,000 Grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan to Support NorthStar Palliative Care in Detroit

Grant to help expand community-based palliative care services to the city of Detroit to better support patients and families living with advanced or life-limiting illnesses


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (June 11, 2024) – Hospice of Michigan recently received a $75,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan to help expand NorthStar Palliative Care (NSPC) to Detroit. The grant will help serve local patients and families living with advanced or life-limiting illnesses.

NSPC is a community-based palliative care program that provides symptom management and advanced care planning services for patients who have been discharged from a post-acute setting to home. The program offers an additional layer of support in collaboration with the patient’s primary care physician and other treating specialists, until the patient is either eligible, no longer seeking aggressive treatment or ready for hospice care. NSPC supports caregivers and collaborates with physicians, health care organizations, and community organizations to ensure access to high quality, palliative care services in the home.

“Traditionally, the city of Detroit is a medically underserved area, lacking access to home-based palliative care services for patients living with chronic and terminal illnesses. This gift from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan will help us better serve Detroiters who are nearing end of life,” said Roxanne Kiesling, philanthropy manager at Hospice of Michigan. “Grant funding is critical to expanding NorthStar Palliative Care, as well as hospice outreach and education.”

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a full-service philanthropic organization leading the way to positive change in our region. As a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations, the Foundation supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development, and civic affairs. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $1.4 billion through more than 85,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair, and Livingston counties. For more information, please visit www.cfsem.org.

For more information about Hospice of Michigan’s NorthStar Palliative Care Metro Detroit, visit hom.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 and Centrica Care Navigators. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve more than 6,600 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888-247-5701 or visit www.hom.org.