To profoundly change the way our community experiences aging, serious illness and grief – one family at a time.

Vision

To offer comfort, control and choices to individuals and families facing serious illness.

To set the standard for access to care, community collaboration and cooperation.

To be the Western Slope’s leading resource for education and expertise in the clinical and ethical issues of serious illness, dying and grief.

Through philanthropy and creativity, to be the region’s premier provider of serious illness and grief-related services.

Through our work, to help our communities accept death as a natural part of life.

Values

Honor & Respect

We respect the dignity and worth of each person we work with and to whom we provide care and freely express our appreciation.

Openness & Curiosity

We find innovative ways to meet the needs of those facing serious illness or grief through an attitude of openness and curiosity and a commitment to constantly improve.

Personal Accountability

We maintain organizational and financial integrity through each person’s actions and accountability.

Enjoyment & Appreciation

We share our energy, laughter, generosity, compassion and inner strength and also appreciate each other and the gifts that have been shared.

Wisdom-seeking

We “seek first to understand” and assume best intent from each other. We provide opportunities for teaching and learning throughout the organization and the community.

Empathy

Each person offers an understanding presence to those we work with and to whom we provide care.

Spirit of Volunteerism & Service

Each person offers a willingness to volunteer time and talent to preserve the culture of generosity of HopeWest and the commitment of service to others.

Teamwork with Trust

We foster trusting relationships with those we work with and serve, knowing only together can we accomplish the wholeness of caring for others.