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1900 Dairy Road (Map)
Melbourne, FL 32904
P: 321-952-0494

William Childs Hospice House
381 Medplex Parkway (Map)
Palm Bay, FL 32901

Get Involved

There are so many ways to get involved with Hospice of Health First. You can be any age and give as much or as little time as you can through.

Be a Volunteer
Specially trained in the Hospice concept, our Volunteers go through an intensive program that includes coursework and practical experience. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and needed to support Hospice of Health First's programs. Volunteers can start as teens, beginning with our high school-age "TL2" teen program. These special teenagers work in conjunction with members of the hospice team to provide support and companionship for patients and families. If you'd like to become a Hospice Volunteer, please call our office at 321-952-0494.

Helping Children - Volunteer at Bright Star
Volunteers provide the energy that keeps Bright Star shining brightly. After completing extensive training, Volunteers help facilitate groups under the direction of our core staff that make families feel at home. Volunteers come from all walks of life and contribute a few hours a month on a regular basis to help our program's children and families. Through internships and practicums, college students serve in a variety of ways to fulfill learning requirements of their schools.

Unlike most social service organizations, Bright Star receives no support from federal, state, or local governments, insurance reimbursement, or third-party payments. Families contribute as they're able, but no child is ever turned away. The support of individuals, local businesses, organizations, foundations, and corporations allow us to turn the light on in a child's life after experiencing the death of a loved one. Consider sponsoring a child through a tax-deductible scholarship, or supporting Bright Star through a memorial, will or bequest, or an honorary gift.

For further information about Bright Star or its programs, volunteering, or providing financial support, contact us at 321-733-7672.

Donate to the Health First Foundation
The life-saving and humanitarian efforts of all Health First entities have always relied in part on the generous time, energy and financial gifts of local residents.

Through support of the Health First Foundation, facilities can be built and renovated, new patient services launched, life-saving equipment purchased, and high-quality doctors and nurses recruited and retained. We hope you'll consider making a donation to Hospice of Health First and/or the William Childs Hospice House through the Health First Foundation. There are many ways to give and the list of donors includes individuals who have given gifts of cash, appreciated securities, real estate, stock, life insurance, and annuities. Through the use of corporate matching gifts, many companies encourage their employees to make charitable contributions. Some individuals prefer to include Health First in their wills or trusts. We would be happy to discuss the advantages of charitable gift-planning options with you.

For additional information, please contact Jeanene Donilon, Director of Individual Giving at 321-434-7353.

William Childs Hospice House Brick Paver Program
To provide continued support of the William Childs Hospice House, commemorative bricks can be purchased to honor your loved ones. Each brick will be placed in one of the pathways surrounding the Hospice House. Your purchase of a brick not only assures that your loved one will have an enduring memorial, but also confirms your support of the Hospice House. You can purchase an engraved brick paver as a family tribute or in memory of someone close to you. Call the Health First Foundation Office at 321-434-7353 for more information on the William Childs Hospice House Brick Paver Gift Program or other ways of support Hospice of Health First.

Brick Paver Brochure

Request a Speaker
Hospice of Health First is proud to offer members from our team of professionals to speak to your groups about topics such as bereavement support, Hospice 101, Advance Directives, Pet Therapy or other related topics. Please feel free to call us at 321-952-0494 to schedule a speaker to visit your group.


Hospice of Health First

Advance Directives are important for both patient and family.