HopeWest, a local nonprofit hospice and palliative care organization, will celebrate a grand opening of their Montrose office, the Robinson Center for Hope, fully supported by philanthropy from the Montrose community and many others throughout the Western Slope and across the state of Colorado. The Center for Hope is designed to house a growing team of 34 clinical and administrative staff members and provide space for community programs such as grief counseling, education and volunteer training.

The grand opening for the Center for Hope is open to the Montrose community on Sunday, October 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will feature guided tours and cookies.

“This Center would not be possible without the generous support of the local community,” said Christy Whitney, President & CEO of HopeWest. “It was been incredible to watch the Montrose community come together to support HopeWest and the Center for Hope. The new Center for Hope is a dream come true for our community and will be a huge support for our staff, enabling them to make a true difference for both patients and families during a very difficult time of their lives.”

The Craftsman-style office was created to be warm and inviting for all those who visit the 9,300 square foot building with two levels as well as a basement. On the main level, guests are welcomed into a lobby area with clinical offices on either side. Upstairs are rooms for adult grief counseling, children grief counseling, a lending library with an array of books on grief and a community room for volunteer training and educational presentations. The basement provides ample storage room for medical equipment and fundraising event supplies.

Highlighted with elegant features, the Center for Hope showcases a donor recognition wall acknowledging 20 years of cumulative donations as well as outdoor features. Inscribed bricks and granite slabs surrounding a sculpture honor the hundreds of donors that invested over $3 million dollars to make the Center for Hope a reality.

“Because of everyone’s support, HopeWest will now be able to serve more patients and families, help more children and adults through their grief journeys, provide more advanced training and education for volunteers and enhance communication within the organization,” said Nancy Hoganson, Director of Community Relations at HopeWest in Montrose. “Our staff couldn’t be more grateful.”

The Center for Hope is located at 725 S. 4th Street in Montrose. The building is open to the public and normal office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information about HopeWest’s Center for Hope please call 970-240-7734 or visit HopeWestCO.org.

Nancy Hoganson will be available for interviews during the open house on Sunday, October 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or can be reached earlier in the week on Thursday, October 8 or Friday, October 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.