Project Compassion is a non-profit organization in based in Chapel Hill, NC, that creates community and provides innovative support for people living with serious illness, caregiving, end of life and grief. Project Compassion was founded in 2000 by volunteers organized by Mary Meyer Sullivan after she experienced firsthand the unmet needs of a close friend facing breast cancer. Our grassroots founders articulated an impact statement, now expanded, that still guides us today.
At Project Compassion, we strive to create communities where:
• All people have full access to whole-person, whole-family care when facing illness, caregiving, end of life and grief.
• People will receive practical, emotional and spiritual support through the continuum of illness, caregiving, end of life and grief.
• Caregivers are educated, honored, and supported.
• Neighbors are empowered and supported in caring for neighbors.
• Patients, caregivers, professionals, and organizations are engaged and equipped to create a continuum of care during illness, caregiving, end of life and grief.
• All people understand, anticipate, and communicate their end-of-life care choices.
• All people are equipped to advocate for themselves and others.
• People have hope that there is a way through the transitions of serious illness, end of life and grief.