Dear Friends:

“I have chills!” is how one volunteer described the feeling of closing escrow which now makes Friends of Hopewell House the outright owners of the Hopewell House property.

Co-Executive Director, Scott MacEachern said it well on March 17, 2022, after leading the negotiations to purchase Hopewell House from Legacy. “We are now resting on a significant fulcrum together.” Friends of Hopewell House now take ownership of and responsibility for Portland’s beloved hospice house and future caring for dying people and their loved ones…
See the feature in The Oregonian, below, by Tom Hallman about Jean Moseley, RN, a career oncology nurse who knows Hopewell House’s value personally and professionally, and how Friends of Hopewell House purchased Hopewell House to provide the missing service of specialized residential hospice care in Portland.

In this March issue, we celebrate this incredibly significant stage in our progress toward opening to patients later in 2022, as well as a major grant from M.J Murdock Charitable Trust, preparations of Hopewell House for its improvements and remodeling, and a profile of Craig Weintz, the manager of Hopewell House from 2004 to 2013.

The hope and passion of the Friends of Hopewell House group created action to purchase the property. We are incredibly grateful to all of the donors, foundations, volunteers, and professionals who have brought us to this momentous milestone.

Susan Hearn
Co-Executive Director

Jean Moseley, Joan Buell and Lesley Sacks at The Hopewell House March 23, 2022. Mark Graves/The Oregonian

Hopewell House, Portland Hospice that Closed in 2019, is Expected to Reopen in September.

Even in her prime of life, Jean Reynolds Moseley knew where she wanted to die.

For decades, Moseley, an oncology clinical nurse specialist, had referred terminal patients to Hopewell House, a hospice in a historic home in Southwest Portland’s Hillsdale neighborhood. Since the facility opened in 1987, more than 10,000 people have died there.

Read the rest of the story here…