Welcome to Saint Raphael’s Palliative Care Residence and Day Center's website.
Learn more about our ambitious project to build a residence and day center that will accompany terminally ill patients and their caregivers during the final stage of their life.
The residence will respond to an alarming societal need, as palliative care services in the region of Montreal are limited with regards to the ministerial objective of one bed per 10 000 inhabitants. Despite this modest minimum standard, Montreal is still 40 beds short.
This is why our community project is so timely and why we take this cause to heart. We would like to make an appeal to your generosity, within the framework of our fundraising campaign, in order to begin construction scheduled to start in 2014.
Recently, very important stepping-stones have been laid on way to achieve this much needed palliative care residence, including the collaboration of several newcomers who joined our original pioneers, breathing new life into the project. Furthermore, two major donors entrusted us to carry out this mission by bestowing their confidence, which further encouraged the rest of the team members. We invite you to read about these exciting progresses in the 'News' section of our website.
On behalf of all Board Members, I thank you for your interest in our cause. It is thanks to the help and generosity of people like you that this project will come into being.
Justine Farley, MD
President of the Board of Directors.