About Hope

handsOur Mission and Vision

Our mission is to provide exceptional care and support to every individual and their loved ones as they fulfill life’s journey.

Our vision is to create an environment in which life’s journey is cherished.


Hope Timeline

1979 - Volunteers form Hope Hospice in Fort Myers

- Incorporated as a not-for-profit agency

1984   - Certified as a Medicare and Medicaid provider

1989 - First Rainbow Trails camp for bereaved children

1991 - Samira K. Beckwith joins Hope as President and CEO
Cape Coral office opened

1993  - Lehigh Acres office opened

1995 - First Hope Hospice House and administrative offices open in Fort Myers
Twice is Nice resale store opened

1996 - Counseling Center opened

2001 - Second Hope Hospice House opened in Cape Coral
Buckhead Ridge office opened

2002 - Bonita Springs office opened

2003 - Received the Pinnacle Award
Received the Horizon Award
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2004 - Hope Chest resale store opened in North Fort Myers
Received Circle of Life Award
Accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program

2005 - Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs opened
Received Excellence in Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Award

2006 - Hope Connections introduced in Glades and Hendry counties

2008 - First Hope PACE facility opened in Fort Myers

2009 - Hope Parkinson Program introduced in Lee County
Received the Quality in Palliative Care Leadership Award
Received US Department of Defense recognition

2010  - Fourth Hope Hospice House opened in Lehigh Acres


Hope HealthCare Services is a registered d/b/a of Hope Hospice and Community Services Inc., a not-for-profit, 501 (c) (3)-status community-based agency providing care and services in Lee, Hendry, Glades, Collier, Charlotte, Highlands, Hardee, Polk and DeSoto counties. Hope Hospice, licensed by the State of Florida since 1984, is a program of Hope HealthCare Services, nationally recognized as a leader in providing high-quality, innovative care. Hope Hospice is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program, the national leader in improving the quality of care in the home-care industry, and is a recipient of the nationally acclaimed Circle of Life Award for excellence and innovation in patient care.

Hope is registered with the Florida Department of Consumer Services, registration number SC-01911. Please be advised that 100% of the donations received benefit Hope and are not directed to other organizations or entities. You may obtain a copy of our official registration and financial information by calling the Division of Consumer Services toll free within the State of Florida at 800-435-7352. This registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State of Florida.

Hope will make available for public inspection Form 1023 and the most current Form 990, upon request.