We also recognize that veterans may have unique medical, social, spiritual and emotional needs. Our interdisciplinary teams works to understand each veteran’s personal goals. Through a variety of veterans assistance services, we can then help him or her achieve them. Families of veterans also receive support as well as connections to beneficial resources. Because they too have sacrificed.
Veterans Serving Veterans
Trained veteran volunteers bring their military experiences to their hospice work. Through a shared common language and cultural bond, veteran volunteers provide a great deal of support to veteran patients and their families.
Learn more about Empath Honors volunteer opportunities or call (727) 523-3440.
Veterans History Project
The Veterans History Project collects first-hand accounts of combat veterans’ military experience for future generations. Specially trained Suncoast Hospice volunteers interview our veterans to create a video or audio recording, which is then submitted and archived in the Library of Congress. Participants receive a copy of their interview, certificate of participation and record of where their stories are archived.
We Honor Veterans Program
Suncoast Hospice is a Level Five Partner, the highest designation of the We Honor Veterans (WHV) program. We Honor Veterans is a National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) initiative in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We are committed to WHV’s mission of respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment of the veterans we serve. Working with the VA, veteran service organizations and other community partners, we are able to provide many specialized programs and services that honor and support veterans.
Legacy Corps supports family caregivers of veteran and military families with a much-needed break from their everyday demands and challenges. Help support caregivers and make a difference in the lives of hardworking families that have served our nation.
Includes: 1-year service commitment of 8-10 hours a week.
Receive: An education award, living allowance and make an impact in the lives of veterans and their families
Veterans Coffee Connection
All veterans and those who serve them are invited to connect virtually over a cup of coffee. Monthly discussions include community resources, guidance and support. Learn more how you can join.
Join fellow veterans and supporters for monthly Zoom discussions on various topics that matter to veterans. Prior conversations are available to view. Learn more on how you can join.