The only volunteer-driven, non-medical hospice in Montgomery County, Hospice Caring offers (at no charge) compassionate, practical, high-quality care to those facing a life-threatening illness or mourning the death of a loved one. The Patient and Family Program offers a range of support grocery shopping, transportation to the doctor, funeral planning or simply visits to patients who need a friend. Specially trained volunteers guide the Good Grief Club, a bereavement group for children at county public schools; and Camp Erin provides a weekend bereavement camp for local kids. Hospice Caring also offers adult groups for parents, spouses, siblings, relatives, and friends. Since 1989 over 10,000 patients, their families, and over 7,000 individuals grieving the loss of a loved one have received the support they need. Hospice Caring promises patients and families that someone will always be there. You can help them keep the promise.

Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County

Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County

Age Groups Served: All

Population(s) Served: Not applicable

Schools They Work In: Good Grief Clubs grades K-12 throughout Montgomery County schools

Awards & Recognition

2012 State of Maryland - Governor's Volunteer Service Certificate. Received in appreciation of our volunteer's efforts to ensure the vitality of the community in which they serve.

2012 Hospice Caring was chosen to be included in the "Volunteer Engagement Stars Report" created by The Center for Nonprofit Advancement and Volunteer Frontier. This report showcases 9 nonprofits who utilize volunteers in dynamic was and return dramatic results.

2011 Marie Ferington Social Action Award - Former Maryland State Sen. Rona Kramer presented Jeannette Mendonca, executive director of Hospice Caring, with the Marie Ferington Social Action Award on Oct. 21 at the District 14 Democratic Club Annual Black Tie Awards Dinner.

2011 City of Gaithersburg Mayor, Sidney Katz declared August 2011 Hospice Caring Month in the City of Gaithersburg

2011 Maryland Nonprofits Standards for Excellence - Hospice Caring

2011 City of Gaithersburg - Certificate of Recognition for outstanding service to City of Gaithersburg residents

2011 The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) inducted Hospice Caring trustee and WUSA Channel 9 news anchor and journalist Dr. JC Hayward into the NABJ Hall of Fame

2011 The Rotary Club of Gaithersburg presented a certificate of recognition to Hospice Caring for promoting the Rotary motto Service Above Self

2010 Olender Foundation Award - Dr. J.C. Hayward, Trustee, honored as the recipient of Generous Heart for her work with regional charities, including Hospice Caring

2009 Catalogue for Philanthropy - Hospice Caring, Inc. named as one of the best small non-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area


2008 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award - Penny Gladhill

2007 Athena Award - Lisa McKillop

2007 Certificate of Appreciation - City of Gaithersburg

2007 Proclamation: Hospice Caring, Inc. Day - City of Gaithersburg

2007 Maryland Nonprofits Standards of Excellence - Hospice Caring

2005 Woman of Achievement by the Suburban Maryland Business and Professional Women's Club - Executive Director Lisa McKillop

2005 Catalogue for Philanthropy - named as one of the best small nonprofit organizations in the Washington area.

2005 Greater Olney Civic Association Heritage Award - Lisa McKillop

2005 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Award - Valerie Taylor/Hospice Caring

2005 Montgomery County Public Schools - Community Service Award

2004 Maryland You are Beautiful Award - Monica Czaplinski

2003 Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Award - Founder Penny Gladhill

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Budget (FY2016)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for Hospice Caring is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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