Our Mission
Clarehouse provides  a loving home, quality end-of-life care and access to hospice services to people in need.
Staff
Executive Director
 
Clinical Director
 
Administrative Director
 
Support Services Director
 
Education Director
 
Development Coordinator
Stacy Haggard
Save these Dates!
August 13, 2015
Volunteer Training
 
September 9, 2015
 
September 10, 2015
Volunteer Training
 
September 23, 2015
 
October 1, 2015
Raisin' Cain
 
October 13, 2015
Volunteer Training
 
October 14, 2015
 
October 27, 2015
Dying: Can We Talk? - Week 1
 
November 3, 2015
Dying: Can We Talk? - Week 2
 
November 10, 2015
Dying: Can We Talk? - Week 3
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Clarehouse
7617 S Mingo Rd
Tulsa, OK 74133
918.893.6150
918.893.6152 fax
 
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INSIGHT
Social hospices relieve a growing caregiver crisis in our society and fill a gap in the continuum of care by empowering terminally ill people to allow their lives to end naturally in a loving, homelike setting.  But a social hospice, such as Clarehouse, is much more than a delivery system on the continuum of care. It is also a reflection of the health of the community it serves.
 
Fr. Greg Boyle, a priest who works to end gang violence and serves as the CEO of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, says that you can measure the health of a community by how well the members delight in serving each other, and share each other's burdens.  There is mutuality between those who serve and those who are served in the healthiest communities.
 
Mutuality at Clarehouse is represented when staff and volunteers, while offering compassionate care, actually receive healing gratitude from guests and families. Listening to the stories of our guests creates a connection that empowers each of us to realize that although we have differences, those differences are in fact what make us interesting. In many cases a kind of kinship is formed and personal bonds are created that are not weakened by time or distance. Volunteers and staff members who discontinue their service with Clarehouse often come back to visit. Families who have lost a loved one often return to re-connect with the staff and volunteers.  Many family members return to become volunteers themselves.
 
The extraordinary marks of connection and mutuality are visible to anyone who would spend a few minutes listening to the ordinary activities at Clarehouse. It is a healthy dwelling of mutual healing and kinship. If you are curious, tours of our home are available without an appointment. To learn more and share a meal with us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, contact Stacy Haggard to reserve your place at one of our Welcome Wednesday Luncheons.
 
Mike Douthitt, Support Services Director
FOCUS ON: Raisin' Cain-A Ballroom Bash
Three words came to mind when thinking about Clarehouse today...
 
Expectation - that the services provided to families in need will be best practice, met in the best possible fashion.
 
Anticipation - that a fun filled, casual, laid-back evening on October 1st at Cain's Ballroom for our annual fundraiser will provide nearly a quarter of our budget this year.
 
Participation - that with you, we can make the event a success and continue to fulfill the mission of Clarehouse.
 
I invite you to join me for Raisin' Cain 2015!  A night filled with tex-mex food, fabulous music, dancing, giveaways, surprises and most of all, a simple way to participate in caring for our community.  Whether you help us with a sponsorship, attend the event or make a donation, I promise it will go a long way to meeting those expectations of families in need.  Go to www.clarehouse.org, or contact Stacy for more information.
 
I personally anticipate a fantastic evening.   
 
Anne Stevenson, Event Chair
IMPACT
"Dying: Can We Talk?" Exploring End-of-Life Issues
 
Clarehouse is excited to partner with the Tulsa City-County Library to offer a series of free public programs to discuss end-of-life issues. These interactive programs will address the wide-spread need for education in goals-of-care planning and navigating the health care system.  All programs will begin at 6:45 p.m. at the Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St.
 
Week One, October 27: "Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?"  will feature award-winning cartoonist, Roz Chast, speaking about her graphic memoir of the same name, which depicts her difficult journey in providing care for her elderly parents. Books will be available for purchasing and a book signing will follow the presentation.
 
Week Two, November 3: "Can't We Talk about Something Less Complicated?" will highlight the experiences of two palliative medicine physicians; Dr. Jennifer Clark and Dr. Jeffrey Alderman, as they describe the current landscape of end-of-life care on a local and national level.
 
Week Three, November 10: "Can't We Talk about Something Less Personal?" will explore real-life experiences in end-of-life care through a panel of individuals with a wide range of insight.   A resource fair will follow so that participants can take home information to help them navigate the intricacies of the issues.
 
Starting the conversation is the hardest part.  Please help us spread the word and make plans to join us for this important series.
 
Julie Anderson, Education Director