Welcome to Heaven's Door!
Heaven's Door Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 wellness and advocacy program, which started in 2005 by Daphne Evans, a multi-cancer survivor: ovarian, breast and spinal cancer. Ms. Evans, after a double mastectomy in 2005, began to serve other cancer patients, through spas, counseling and encouragement. We have now expanded to patient advocacy and healing accommodations and hospital visits. Heaven's Door helps women with cancer and advanced life threatening illnesses. The Home is also available for crisis care hospice patients - to have a beautiful, serene sanctuary in their final days.
1) Heaven's Door Free Hospitality & Respite Home is a temporary home away from home for patients and caregivers seeking medical treatment at local hospitals, providing lodging, meals and other supportive services. It is also opened to crisis care hospice patients accompanied by staff. To fulfill this mission, we offer a variety of programs and services. We partner with many donors, volunteers and other community agencies to create our home -- a home many of us never think about needing until we find ourselves far from home and needing medical treatment. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere conducive to spiritual support, love and encouragement; while offering a place where guests can enjoy a warm meal, get a good night's rest and receive other supportive services. We are located in a serene and peaceful park like setting, full of trees and beauty. This is a place to relax, receive massages and be pampered.
2) Counseling, Support and Patient Advocacy: Patient advocacy: locally and nationally advocacy and ministry, offering spiritual support and counseling for patients and families during this difficult time as well as upon first diagnosis. Researching and helping patient enrollment in new clinical trials and current treatments. A liaison to patients, assisting in who need help with transportation, rental assistance, utilities assistance and medical help. Going into the homes and providing spiritual pastoral care to terminally ill patients and families.
3) Companionship and hospital chaplaincy during oncology appointments and related surgeries. Providing spiritual pastoral care to terminally ill patients and families.
Heaven's Door's Mission
To assist those with advanced life threatening illness; to maintain dignity, function and a high quality of life through out their course of illness. We will help women undergoing treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiation cope with the emotionally traumatic and emotional side effects of treatment. The objective is to help patients regain and/or maintain a sense of self confidence and control over their lives and advanced life threatening illnesses.
Heaven's Door's goal is to promote a high quality accommodation for our visitors and their caregivers. Heaven's Door is NOT a medical facility, but will be available for assistance in the patient understanding and practicing aftercare instructions. Daphne Evans has used her own income and donations through fashion shows and fundraisers. HDCF is now looking for additional sponsors to assist with extra expenses for clinical trials and treatments. Daphne: "God is my Father and I believe He will provide in some way for me to to eventually to help my cancer family full time. If you have had someone in your life who has been touched by cancer - think of them today and if you feel to give in their memory all donations are appreciated."
We cannot do any of this without your help - if you would like to donate to this amazing cause, every amount is appreciated. Thank you and God Bless!