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The mission of the Visiting

 Nurse Association is to provide

 compassionate home and

 hospice care in an innovative

 and personalized manner to

 those in need, within the

 resources available, enabling

 them to preserve their dignity

 and maintain their highest

 level of independence.



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Contributions to the Visiting Nurse Association,

including VNA Hospice, VNA Phoenix Center

and Meals on Wheels

Contributions to the VNA Foundation support the Visiting Nurse Association, the VNA Hospice program, the VNA Phoenix Center and Meals on Wheels. These donations enable the organization to continue to provide quality care for patients and their families.

Contributions are used to help pay for expenses of caring for patients and their families, unless specified differently by the donor. Reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance covers only a portion of program expenses. The Visiting Nurse Association, the VNA Hospice program, VNA Phoenix Center and Meals on Wheels rely on individual, business, and organization donations, as well as memorial donations and estate planning for support.



Memorial Contributions


The VNA Foundation gratefully accepts contributions in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one. We are sincerely appreciative when one of our patient's families designates the VNA as a memorial recipient.  This is also true for those families who remember an out-of-town relative or friend with a memorial contribution to us. Friends and family may group their donations toward any of the memorial opportunities available. You may make your gift by credit card online or by mail using the links above.


When making a memorial contribution, please include the name of the person you wish to remember, the program you wish your gift to support (VNA Hospice, Meals on Wheels, etc.) and the name and address of the family member you would like notified of your contribution. If you choose to make your gift by mail, please make checks payable to the VNA Foundation.



Donor and Family Acknowledgement


When a memorial donation is received, a thank you letter is sent to the person who made the donation. The letter includes the name of the person remembered and the amount of the donation and expresses the deep appreciation for the kindness of those who give, as well as providing donors with a record of their contribution, which they may need for tax purposes.

A letter is also sent to family members of the person remembered, so they will know the names of those who have remembered their loved one. This letter does not include the amount of the donation, simply the name of the person who made the donation. The person making the donation may designate which family member is notified. 



Gifts in Kind/Designated Gifts

The VNA, the VNA Hospice program and the VNA Hospice Center have new and/or ongoing need of specific items. (See the list below) Plaques may be placed with any of these items in honor or memory of a loved one. While artwork is also appreciated, due to volume and space limitations, some artwork may be used in areas other than the VNA Hospice Center or sold with proceeds to benefit the program. For more information concerning the VNA gift acceptance policy, please click the Gift Acceptance Policy below or contact the Development Department at 531-8078 for more information concerning gifts in kind.

Monetary donation toward the purchase of items for the VNA Hospice Center:

  Donation toward cost of expanding parking area for families at the VNA Hospice Center  
  Hospital Beds  
  Post Tribune - 1 year $   180
  Times - 1 year $   156
  Patient Video monitors $   475 each
  "Preparing the Children" - Grief resource book for families - 100 $   565 per 100
  Lamps for patient rooms  
Items which may be donated  
  Fully electric hospital beds, in good condition  
  Comfort items for patient and caregiver care packages (specialty coffee/tea, candies, lotion, scented candles, stationery)  
  Baby wipe warmers  
  Baby wipes  

Gift Acceptance Policy

Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Questions concerning gifts to the Visiting Nurse Association and VNA Hospice may be directed to the Development Director at (219) 462-5195 or by e-mail to

Donations may be sent to:
VNA Foundation
2401 Valley Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383-2508


Telephone: (219) 462-5195
FAX: (219) 462-6020
2401 Valley Drive
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383