The goal of Solace Home is to provide a community supported hospice residence for the Dane County’s most vulnerable and terminally ill individuals as they face the end of their lives.
Solace Home is located on Monona Drive, in the Lake Edge Neighborhood of Madison, across the street from the shoreline of beautiful Lake Monona. Licensed as an adult family home, it will accommodate approximate than 20 to 25 residents annually – up to four at a time – each with their own private bedroom.
First Social Model Hospice Residence in the State of Wisconsin
Monona Drive, Madison
Board engagement and capacity building, Needs assessment, Site exploration and development opportunities, Fundraising strategies and infrastructure, and Capital campaign support.
Others on The Development Team:
- Solace Board of Directors
- Architect: Jim Glueck
Solace is a non-profit organization working to address gaps in end-of-life care systems in Dane County where huge discrepancies still exist between different segments of the population.
This is particularly true for those experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity, extreme poverty, social isolation or neglect, substance use disorders, and mental and emotional health issues. Solace’s mission is to provide a compassionate, safe, comfortable presence and caregiving to the most vulnerable people as they face the end of their lives.
Solace’s staff and teams of volunteers will supplement – not replace – the services offered by area hospice organizations. Solace Home will open its home to residents in the Summer of 2023.
In The News
“Part of what I like about Solace Friends is it’s a model that meets people where they are and welcomes them where they are without judgment or pretense. I think we need that trauma-informed model of care that we don’t always see in hospice or hospital programs. It’s important if someone has been unhoused and is terminally ill that they feel comfortable to go into a hospice that is a safe and welcoming place, that’s accessible for friends to visit, people build relationships and Solace is doing the relationship building.”
“Our Lives” Magazine, March 2022
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