- To provide palliative and supportive care to both the patient and family experiencing a life threatening illness, that he/she may live comfortably and fully in the surroundings of his/her choice.
- To coordinate medical, psychological, spiritual, social, and practical services in order to facilitate day-to-day care.
- To encourage pain control and symptom management where applicable.
- To promote death with dignity.
- To provide bereavement counseling and support, as well as Sudden Death Intervention.
- To provide community education and services related to death, dying, and grief.
- To develop a volunteer team and to provide initial and in-service training for the hospice volunteers.
- To integrate the hospice concept into existing health care systems.
- To blend professional and non-professional services by establishing credibility and information exchange with the medical community
- To coordinate the various components such as pastoral, medical, pharmaceutical, legal, and psychological.
- To provide volunteer services 24 hours a day on an on-call basis seven days a week.
- To provide a referral service to both the community and patients, utilizing all social service programs available.
- To continue to address changing community needs.