Few people know service and sacrifice quite like a veteran. And as resolutely as they have taken care of us, Empath Health, through the Empath Honors program, believes in taking care of them. 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
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 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
Contact Maria DePerro, Legacy Corps program coordinator at (727) 523-3437 or MariaDePerro@EmpathHealth.org for more information.