Villa Marie Claire, Hospice and Palliative Services
Map: 12 West Saddle River Road, Saddle River, NJ 07458
Phone: 201-783-8870   Fax: 201-327-1325

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Villa Marie Claire is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization and relies on contributions to deliver its unique and compassionate care at the end-of-life. There are many ways you can support Villa Marie Claire and help to ensure that we provide essential services to others in our community. Your gift to Villa Marie Claire supports care for those at the end of life and their loved ones. Making a gift today will make an immediate impact in our efforts to increase access to hospice care and can be a meaningful way to remember a loved one.

Tribute Gifts to Villa Marie Claire:

Honoring someone by making a memorial gift to the Villa is a wonderful way to remember a loved one. An acknowledgement will be sent to the person you wish to be notified of your gift without reference to amount.

You can contact the Villa Marie Claire Campaign Office at 201-833-3105 to make a donation over the phone using a credit card. Or download this contribution form and mail in your donation.

Make Your Gift Online:

Online giving is a convenient and effective way to support the Villa. Make a secure online donation with a credit card today.

Donate Securities:

A transfer of securities particularly those with appreciated value helps the Villa while offering the potential of tax savings for the donor. Call the Campaign office for Villa Marie Claire at 201-833-3105 to learn more or to arrange such a gift.

Estate Planning:

Consider a bequest in your estate planning. Ensure that the Villa's work continues into the future by designating a gift to Villa Marie Claire in your will.

For more information on Planned Giving to Villa Marie Claire, contact the Campaign Office at 201-833-3105.

Gifts by Mail or Phone:

Villa Marie Claire accepts credit card and check contributions through the mail. Or you can call to make a secure donation using a credit card over the phone. To mail in your contribution, simply download this contribution form and mail it with your donation to:

Villa Marie Claire
Campaign Office
718 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: 201-833-3105

We actively seek major charitable gifts to ensure that Villa Marie Claire's unique vision and stellar care continues to serve members in our community. Your investment and commitment to the Villa will enrich the lives of every patient and loved one who experiences the care and compassion that the Villa has to offer. There are various naming opportunities available for major benefactors.

To learn more, contact the Campaign Office at 201-833-3105.

Hospice Doula Volunteer Training Progam

An end-of-life doula is an individual who provides emotional support and comfort to someone who is approaching his or her final days. The Hospice Program at Holy Name Medical Center is offering free training to people who would like to volunteer as a doula.

Even when surrounded by family, friends and caregivers, people with a terminal illness may feel alone as they face the end of their life. Doulas look past the illness and offer a caring touch, a sense of peace and a time to be quiet, reminisce or laugh. Doula volunteers are there to listen, and allow the person to just be, without any expectations or demands.

People from all walks of life from police officers to social workers, mail carriers to nurses volunteer as doulas. If you are interested in experiencing the fulfillment of supporting someone emotionally and spiritually during their last weeks, days, and moments of life, consider becoming a doula.

Holy Name's Hospice Program serves primarily Bergen County, and parts of Hudson, Passaic and Essex. Our doulas assist individuals who are spending their last days at home.

Interested in Helping Others

Volunteers receive 22 hours of training that teaches techniques for facilitating guided visualizations, establishing rituals, providing support, offering sacred presence, and creating spiritual and emotional legacies.

Hospice Doula Volunteer training will take place at Holy Name Medical Center. Professional training is provided by Henry Fersko-Weiss, LCSW, a hospice social worker and volunteer manager, with more than 20 years of experience. He founded the first end-of-life doula program in the U.S. and offers training at New York City's Open Center and the Toronto Institute for Traditional Medicine.

Anyone interested in participating in this meaningful experience is invited to attend a free presentation to learn more about the training program and to register. Call the Hospice Program's Volunteer Coordinator, Jamie Anderson at 201-783-8870, ext. 311 or email

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