In 2007, the Miller-Dwan Foundation opened Solvay Hospice House. Since then 1,800 patients have been cared for in the home’s warm and comforting embrace, while families have gathered to share sacred moments at the end of loved ones’ lives.
“Solvay House has been such an incredible experience for all in my family. The care for Dad has been over-the-top, and for us as well. I felt like we were at home. I can’t thank the staff and visionaries who built this home enough for such a gift.” — Daughter of Solvay Patient
In honor of Solvay’s 10-year anniversary, the Miller-Dwan Foundation has launched a campaign to raise $2 million to secure the future of this unique and special place. “Thanks to the generous hearts of our donors we were able to build Solvay house 10 years ago,” says Traci Marciniak, Miller-Dwan Foundation president. “Today we’re asking community members to join us to ensure Solvay can continue to fulfill its mission of providing compassionate end-of-life care to anyone who needs it.” Because Solvay welcomes patients regardless of their ability to pay, the foundation often steps in to assist with costs. The $2 million endowment campaign will make this possible for years to come. To give to the Solvay Legacy Fund, please click here, or contact the Miller-Dwan Foundation office at 218-786-5829, or 502 East Second Street, Duluth, MN 55805.
You can read more about Solvay, including what its name means, in the April 9 issue of the Duluth News Tribune