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Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.



miss_carroll_ware_visitng_nurse_keene_1924In September of 1907, eight engaged citizens with vision, energy, and compassion established the Visiting Nurse Association of Peterborough to provide comfort, care, and support to those in need.  Similar associations began in other area towns, laying the foundation of the agency you know as Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services (HCS).


Nearly 110 years later, HCS remains responsive to changes in the health care landscape and committed to continuing the high-quality and compassionate services to our friends and neighbors at the most vulnerable time of their lives.  A 1974 editorial in the Keene Sentinel suggested the visiting nurse association “is more than a worthwhile cause; it is a contemporary incarnation of that old-time community spirit in which neighbors looked after each other.”

Every gift, of any size, is greatly appreciated  – and helps our friends and neighbors during a vulnerable time.


You may give a general gift that will be used wherever support is most needed, or you may choose to designate your gift to a program that resonates with you:

Hospice at HCS
Visiting Nurse services
Castle Center Life Enrichment
Meals on Wheels
Bus Transportation
Healthy Starts at HCS


Give by Mail or Online

If you wish to give by mailing a check, please print this donation_form to enclose with your gift.

donate support childrenTo use a credit card for your gift, please double-click this button which will take you to our donation page on the Network for Good website.

Please consider becoming a Granite Giver – establishing a recurring gift, in any amount! Granite Gifts provide HCS with a solid and dependable foundation of support throughout the year.  To make a recurring gift, follow the prompts on the online donation page.

If you have any questions about making a gift to HCS, please call Chaille Cohen, Assistant Director of Philanthropy, at 355-6335 x291.  Thank you!


Other Giving and Memorial Opportunities

Butterfly Park
Located next to HCS’ Keene office, the park’s establishment was inspired by Hospice families and volunteers who sought a living memorial to celebrate loved ones.  The park is for everyone to enjoy!  Park features may be donated, including garden plots, statuary, or edging stones.  Edging stones are available in two sizes and can be ordered by using this printable form: Butterfly Park – Stone Order Form


Leave a Legacy – the Circle of Hope
If you have remembered HCS in your will or estate plans, please let us know so we can thank you and welcome you as a member of the Circle of Hope!  The Circle of Hope is a group of caring individuals who have made a legacy gift provision to HCS.  The Circle of Hope was created so we can recognize the donors of future gifts today.  Please call for more information.


Barbara R. Duckett scholarship fund for health care career education at HCS.

Barbara R. Duckett

Employee Education – The Barbara R. Duckett Scholarship Fund
In honor of Barbara’s service and commitment to HCS during her tenure as President and CEO from 2000 until 2013, HCS created the Barbara R. Duckett Scholarship The award will be given each year to an HCS employee who is pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nursing, therapy, or social work.  Your gift to this fund is a tribute to Barbara’s legacy of service at HCS and a meaningful way to ensure that the most qualified caregivers are working in your community.