Our Mission

To provide care, support, advocacy and education to people in Erie County impacted by serious illness and loss.


Here for you with support, advocacy and education.

Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo (HPCB) cares for individuals suffering from serious illness, as well as their families and caregivers. We provide an integrative, holistic (physical, emotional, social and spiritual) approach to care that focuses on the whole person, rather than on individual symptoms. Our knowledgeable and compassionate team helps individuals make choices about their care, educates professionals and communities about care offerings addressing quality of life, and supports those who are grieving.

At Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo, we’re here to support and guide you through any serious or life-limiting illness. We understand your desire to access the right care at the right time.

Meet the Leadership Team

The Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo Leadership Team is comprised of dedicated individuals who lead the way with compassion and integrity. Driven by a sense of compassion and purpose, our team strives to enhance the quality of life for those impacted by serious illness and loss. Every day, we seek innovative opportunities to provide unwavering support to our community.

Our Commitment to You

Our Values:

Compassion: We honor the dignity and wishes of each individual with respect to culture, spiritual beliefs, values and traditions.

Integrity: We work together in honest and principled ways.

Stewardship: We carefully assure that the many skills, gifts and resources entrusted to us are managed responsibly and with integrity.

Learning: We will continually challenge ourselves to focus on evidence-based best practices in all that we do.

Service: We are here to serve the community.

We are committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

As an organization, we embrace the differences of the individuals we live with, work with, and serve. We believe in the need to remove barriers to quality of care and are working on strategies to ensure fairness and accessibility of our program services to all. We are focused on developing and implementing programs that address and improve access to healthcare in order to reach diverse and underserved communities within Western New York.

We strive for quality care and service excellence in all we do.

Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo is one of the largest and most well-respected, non-profit hospice and palliative care organizations in the nation, caring for approximately 1000 patients daily, regardless of age, race, gender, setting, diagnosis or ability to pay.

Hospice Buffalo

Hospice Buffalo provides care and support for individuals with serious illness whose life expectancy is measured in months rather than years. Our patients receive comprehensive care from an interdisciplinary team to address the medical needs of the individual, as well as the psychosocial, emotional and spiritual needs of both the patient and their family in order to enhance comfort and quality of life. Learn more ➝

Home Connections

Home Connections, our adult home-based palliative care program, provides case management and care navigation support to adult patients and families facing serious, progressive illness. We help to navigate the course of illness, regardless of diagnosis, prognosis or continued treatments. Working with community physicians, specialists and other healthcare agencies, our team provides an additional layer of support and symptom-management expertise with goals including quality of life and decreased hospitalizations. Learn more ➝

Essential Care for Children

Essential Care for Children is a home-based palliative care program which offers coordination of medical services as well as psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual support to seriously ill children and their families. Our goal is to minimize emergency room visits and hospital stays so your child can thrive at home. Learn more ➝

Wilson Support Center

The Wilson Support Center provides grief support and education that is sensitive, compassionate and responsive to the needs of our Western New York Community. Our staff is available to discuss any questions or concerns regarding the grieving process. Support is provided by licensed counselors and customized for each person because we recognize everyone copes with grief differently. Learn more ➝

Hospice Foundation

Our Mission: To provide support for Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo’s affiliate network of services and the operational needs of each corporate component to ensure financial stability, as well as the funding for future program development.

The Foundation relies on the generous donations of individuals, corporations, and organizations. All contributions are allocated to Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo’s mission of providing access to services that enhance quality of life for patients and families in our community. 

Dollars raised by the Foundation ensure annual operational financial stability, enrich our program offerings, and provide an investment in future program development.

The Foundation hosts various special events and activities throughout the year, providing a way to honor lost loved ones, while building awareness and fundraising for a cause that is critical to the people we serve. Learn more ➝

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