Our vision is that every person and family in the Ozarks region faced with an end of life illness would be aware of and have access to dignity, comfort and compassion in an environment of their choice.

Promoting the Education and Understanding of the Hospice Concept of Care

The Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks, formerly the Hospice of Southwest Missouri Foundation, is a charitable organization whose mission is to advance hospice and palliative care. The Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks was incorporated in 1997.

  • Advance the hospice concept of care for individuals facing end of life.
  • Promote an understanding among health care professionals of the needs and resources available to patients and their families.
  • Promote education for the general public pertinent to the hospice concept.
  • Sponsor educational programs on end of life care for medical and health care professionals.


Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care recognized HFO's support of their mission to lead and mobilize improved care at the end of life.