FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice is dedicated to providing hospice services that offer hope, encouragement and care to those who live with a life threatening illness, as well as support for their families, friends and for the community.
Did you know FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice was the first non-profit hospice organization founded in Beaufort County? Learn more about our history, find out our mission, meet the team and get to know us better.
FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice is located in beautiful downtown Port Royal in Beaufort County, providing support whenever you need us, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Address: 1110 13th Street, Port Royal, SC 29935
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Friends of Caroline Hospice has announced a new program, Pet Peace of Mind, which recognizes and actively supports the unique bond between hospice patients and their Pets. The program launches in October of this year, and aligns with Friends of Caroline Hospice’s mission to provide hospice services that offer hope, encouragement and care to those who live with a life threatening illness, as well as support for their families, friends and for the community.
Pet Peace of Mind allows patients to complete their end of life journey without worrying about their pet’s current or future needs. The initiative provides volunteer pet care services for patients who are unable to care for their pets while on hospice. Services include: financial assistance with routine veterinary care, pet food and supplies, transporting the pet to veterinary appointments, pet boarding and walking, and finding a forever home if a family is not able to keep the pet following a patient’s death.
If your pets are a part of your family, please consider assisting our patients in keeping their pets a part of their family by volunteering, donating funds or supplies for the Pet Peace of Mind program.
The first Pet Peace of Mind volunteer training is scheduled for Saturday, November 7th 9am to 12:30pm at the Friends of Caroline Hospice office. Interested volunteers should apply and RSVP for training by November 30th.
For more information about the Pet Peace of Mind program or to make a donation online, visit www.friendsofcarolinehospice.org or call us at 843-525-6257.
The Festival of Trees benefiting Friends of Caroline Hospice is one of Beaufort’s beloved holiday celebrations. The 2015 Festival continues a tradition that started twenty-eight years ago, and showcases beautifully decorated trees that are judged for their originality and creativity. The Festival kicks off with an Opening Gala featuring a silent auction, music, wine, beer and appetizers from local restaurants.
This year’s event will be held at The Tabby Place December 3rd through the 8th. The Opening Gala will be Thursday, December 3rd from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. More than 350 individuals usually attend this reception where the trees are previewed prior to opening to the general public on Friday, December 4th.
There are a variety of ways you can be a part of this holiday tradition: sponsor the event, donate a silent auction item, sponsor a tree, attend the gala, or volunteer! Sponsorships, Gala tickets and general admission tickets are available via our shop on our new website: http://friendsofcarolinehospice.org/donations/#shop
For information regarding sponsorships, the Opening Gala, tickets or donations, give Andree a call at 843-525-6257.
The success of this family-friendly event relies on the time and talents of our many volunteers. In this week long event, there will be volunteer opportunities to assist tree decorating, greeting the public during admissions, helping during the Gala and more. To volunteer for the 28th Festival of Trees, give Cristin a call at 843-525-6257.
Stay tuned for the full schedule of events!
Welcome to Friends of Caroline Hospice’s new home on the web, designed by The Lills Design!
Our new design was built to reflect the welcoming spirit of living in the Lowcountry, as well as the warmth of staff and services provided by Friends.
Hospice is often a scary term for patients and families to hear, and a difficult topic to discuss. While hospice’s primary goal is to alleviate pain and symptom management, Friends of Caroline is about relationships. Creating new relationships and bonds with patients; assisting families renew relationships with their families, friends, faith and themselves; and developing relationships with the Beaufort community and providing education, caregiver and bereavement support. Friends has a 35 year relationship with Beaufort, your friends and your families and we hope to be here for another 35 years. Friends is here to remind everyone “you are not alone”.