Our History

In 1975, Hospice of Seattle established itself as the first in the Northwest to serve families living with life-limiting illness.

Originally, Hospice of Seattle provided education about how to care for terminally ill patients. In 1978, an all-volunteer hospice team started providing health care services for patients in their homes. In 1983, Hospice of Seattle affiliated with the Sisters of Providence, long-time providers of a universal health care approach to people from all walks of life. Now known as Providence Hospice of Seattle, we are Medicare and Medicaid certified.

In 1991, Providence Hospice of Seattle launched the Safe Crossings program, which serves children who are facing the death of a family member. In 1994, we launched our pediatric and palliative care hospice program, Stepping Stones, providing in-home care for terminally ill children.

In 2004, the Moyer Foundation gave Providence Hospice of Seattle a grant to launch Camp Erin®-King County. The grant funded the camp's start-up costs and provided Providence Hospice of Seattle with an endowment to ensure the camp's long-term growth. In 2008, The Moyer Foundation gave Providence Hospice of Seattle a second grant to launch Teen Camp Erin.

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