Hope is Needed
The vision of the Hope to Hospitals program is to bring hope to every cancer patient, caregiver, and family member who walks in the hospital doors. The program has been operating at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago since 2013. In October of 2016, Phil’s Friends partnered with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The goal is to bring this program into hospitals and major cancer centers across the country!
The need there is so great! It is especially difficult when patients have few family members or friends who are able to visit them.
A Strong, Committed Team
Teams of trained and certified Phil’s Friends volunteers deliver Care Packages to patients who are staying in hospitals for treatment. When volunteers walk into the room, it brings a real sense of hope.
These amazing team members deliver hope by taking the time to visit with the patient and listen to their stories. They approach each situation with love and sensitivity and are often cancer survivors themselves!
How You Can Help
Phil’s Friends visit patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rush University Medical Center, both in Chicago. Volunteers are trained in the Roselle office, in a one hour information program with training on-site to follow. New relationships are constantly being formed with hospitals in Illinois. New hospital programs, including suburban hospitals, will be formed in 2017.
Not Local to Chicago:
Help us spread hope to your local hospital by helping raise awareness! Please fill out a volunteer form and someone will get back to you about sending brochures and other resources.