Teresa House, a two resident bedroom home, offers a comfort care ministry to residents who are nearing the end of a terminal illness, and to their families, by providing a home environment of love, dignity and support. A volunteer/staff extended family cares for the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the resident and their family during the last precious days of life, and extends into the bereavement process.
Merl Galusha was a founding Board Member of Teresa House.
Click HERE for his interview while he was a resident of Teresa House.
100% of Teresa House funding is donor driven!
Teresa House is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation guided by a volunteer Board of Directors from Livingston County. As a charitable organization, Teresa House is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable and caring home free of charge for terminally ill patients under the medical care of Hospice.
Teresa House is a donor driven community organization which receives no insurance reimbursements, state or government funding. All financial support for the House comes from donations, memorials, bequests, grants, individuals, businesses, service organizations, churches and fund-raising events. We also receive funding through the Livingston County United Way and SEFA, (State Employees Federated Appeal). We do not receive insurance reimbursement, State or Federal aid.
The home is staffed primarily with volunteers and relies on community support. The home-like setting at the Teresa House is created by loving volunteers providing tender care for our 2 residents and their families. Religious faith, race, or gender are not considerations for admission.
The Teresa House Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers would like to send many thanks to all of our 2018 United Way, SEFA and Annual Campaign donors. We are constantly amazed by the generosity of our community! Your donations are used in the day-to-day operations of caring for the terminally ill and their families. It is only through your generosity that the ministry of Teresa House can continue. Special thanks to the many donors who contribute every year. We are blessed to live in such a caring community.
Devoted to assuring dignity for the dying, Teresa House opened its doors on May 10, 1993 and became an independent not-for-profit organization in January, 1996. Since that time, we have cared for over 430 residents and their families.