May’s Place

All proceeds from Yule Duel benefit May’s Place hospice.

Supporting people to live life to its fullest.

For over 25 years May’s Place has offered care and compassion to vulnerable and marginalized people in the Downtown Eastside. May’s Place delivers hospice care to about 50 people each year, ensuring that their last days are filled with dignity, warmth, and kindness.

Often times our patients’ lives have been touched by extreme poverty, homelessness, abuse, mental health issues and addictions. At May’s Place, they are welcomed warmly, treated with respect, and surrounded by friends, family, and caregivers. For some residents, it’s the first time they’ve had a warm bed to sleep in or a room to themselves.

This cozy six-bed hospice provides a peaceful environment filled with natural light and home comforts. Staff are trained to provide care to people with complex issues, offering a range of supports that are particular to their needs, including family reunification, reconnection with faith or culture and options for long-term care when needed.

To the amazing marvellous staff at of this loving home. We worked united with you in our focus to ensure Dad’s safe and peaceful passing. So grateful for the staff ’s loving care and ensuring both the family and our loving father came to peace, love and closure,

Family member of May’s Place resident

Thank you for letting us have our wedding at May’s Place. It was filled with love and joy. The staff made everything so special flowers, cake and the loving care they gave to my husband “-

New wife of Resident at May’s Place

For the first time in many many years I am treated with respect and dignity. I have lived in many bad situations in the area and never really trusted anyone. But coming to May’s Place changed that. Every person works hard to make sure that my last days are peaceful and stress free. I am so grateful to everyone”.

Current resident of May’s Place

40
Music Therapy Sessions

per year

60
Clients Served

per year

2008
Opening
2010
Visit from Elizabeth Taylor
2012
Transition to a Clinical Care Model
2014
Start of Volunteer Program
2016
New May's Place Opening
Everyone deserves access to

Quality end-of-life Care

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May’s Place is operated by The Bloom Group, a nonprofit registered charity.