101 Bragg Circle
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc.
Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc. (HHRF) is an 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization established in 2001 for the sole purpose of meeting unmet needs of terminally ill patients to help reduce stress and improve their quality of life during their final days. We interface directly with hospice workers to assess the needs of patients and attempt to cover urgent expenses which are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, insurance, or other resources. By the very nature of these requests, patients may have only days or weeks yet to live, the ability to provide timely assistance is essential to our mission.
Based on an assessment by the on-site hospice worker, we are informed of a need through a simple, written grant request. Our board has created pre-approved guidelines which allow immediate fulfillment of many of these requests. When a request is received outside the norm, the Board members review the request by email and can provide a rapid response. The most frequent requests are for food (often for the family), utility bill payment, and/or special needs grant while the individual is on end-of-life care. Many times, the need is driven by a family care-giver being unable to earn essential income while caring for a dying loved one. HHRF is the only hospice charity that assists hospice patients in Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln, Moore and Warren Counties. Each year, we receive requests for help which are more than double the resources which we have available and so we are forced to constrain many of the grants we provide to only a fraction of the requested amount. For that reason, we respectfully request provision of additional resources to help us meet those critical needs.