Human Services

Wings of Hope Hospice

A New Journey Begins

aka Wings of Hope Hospice

Allegan, MI


We provide compassionate care in the later stages of life and support through the grief experience for individuals and families.

Ruling Year


Executive Director

Dr. Theresa Lynn, PhD, RN, LMSW, CT

Main Address

530 Linn Street

Allegan, MI 49010 USA


hospice, palliative, home health, health, nurses





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Hospice (P74)

Home Health Care (includes Visiting Nurse Associations) (E92)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

One's body goes through a great deal of change with a terminal illness. Pain and other disease symptoms can impair quality of life. Relationships change in addition, and those who are dying as well as those who love them often need help coping. Spirituality or faith may be affected giving cause to wonder if one's life has made a difference. All these changes can be hard to discuss because many in our culture are uncomfortable with their own mortality.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Hospice Patient Care

Journeys Advanced Illness Management

Grief Support

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Provide quality of life for those we serve.

Help our community feel comfortable talking about death.

Maintain visibility by nurturing relationships in the community and among referral sources.

Serve individuals with our Journeys Advanced Illness Management program and help them transfer to hospice care as appropriate.

Continue to train staff and volunteers to provide the highest quality service.

Stay abreast of regulatory and billing changes.

Seek philanthropic support from the community.

Community-based board of leaders with passion for the agency. Executive Director & Leadership team with longevity & integrity. Compassionate, experienced staff with heart for those we serve. Supportive, hard-working volunteers. Generous and compassionate donors. Exist within a small community with great social capacity and compassion. Membership with national organizations for regulatory support. Innovative & responsive agency culture. Good benefits for employees including an IRA with employer match.

We keep a dashboard that is updated monthly. It includes patient census, length of stay, number served in other programs/projects, funds raised among other indicators.

Successful launching of separate non-profit end of life care home celebrating 10 years of service in October 2020. Successful creation of palliative care program. Meeting fundraising goals. Continue to recruit great staff and volunteers - many of whom approach us and say they've done their research and want to work for Wings of Hope. Known for offering the innovative Death Cafe to the community. Record attendance at annual memorial gathering. Stable census of patients.

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Wings of Hope Hospice

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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?