We are …

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1988. Our goal back then was to ensure that hospice services on the Northern Mendocino Coast would survive. And, with your help, they have.

Today, profits from the Hospice Thrift Store, which is staffed by volunteers, cover the salary and administrative costs for the Mendocino Coast Hospice program, so over the years we’ve expanded our goals—to help more people and meet a broader scope of needs in the community.

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Our mission is to …

Respond quickly to requests for goods and services that ease the suffering of seriously ill and dying individuals and their families.

We do this by ...

Partnering with local agencies. The Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino CountyMendocino Coast District Hospital, Redwood Coast Senior Center, Mendocino Coast Clinics, and Community Care, and many others learn of unmet medical and health care needs, and come to us to request financial assistance to address them.

And working closely with …

Terri Ebrey, RN, the Mendocino Coast Hospice program coordinator, who is also a member of our advisory committee. Terri and a host of volunteers provide hospice services, visiting clients in their homes, in the hospital, rest homes, and nursing facilities.

Hospice volunteers receive a thorough eight-week training, to prepare for the honor of supporting hospice patients and their families during the final stage of life. We also provide additional training materials and supplies, so hospice volunteers can do their jobs with confidence.

Our bequests offer …

Dignity and comfort to individuals who cannot afford basic needs and services at critical times in their lives. Our goal is to allow people to remain safely in their homes, by providing adequate supplies, medication, services, and equipment that is not covered by insurance or personal funds.

We are governed by a Board of Directors

Cynthia Wall, LCSW


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Bruce Philp

Hospice family member

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Gin Kremen, DDS

Vice president

Lynn Courtney

Lynn Courtney, LPC

Hospice volunteer

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Mary Flannery Kraut, RN



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Ann Conner


With help from an Advisory Board Committee

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Junice Wilson, RN

Mendocino Coast Home Health and Hospice administrator


Lar Krug

Hospital administrator, retired


Terri Ebrey, RN

Mendocino Coast Hospice program coordinator

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