Arizona End of Life Care Partnership Contact  · 520-903-3937
Helpline for Older Adults  · 520-546-2018

Our Grantees have laid the important groundwork for our Partnership through specific programs and projects that significantly enhance End of Life Care in our community. We are grateful for the ongoing commitment and passion toward our mission to fundamentally change the way we talk about death.

Thanks to major funding by the David and Lura Lovell Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, ten organizations received grants to lay the foundation for the partnership.


United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

To serve as the backbone organization for the End of Life Care Partnership; provide Partnership Leadership; planning and development; broad communication, marketing; public relations; grantee management; partnership strategy and expansion.

Sarah Ascher, Senior Director
Jill Putt Operations Director
Michelle Urbina, Grants Management Specialist
Alysha Ramirez Hall, Data Scientist


Pima Council on Aging

To staff a dedicated End of Life Care Information Helpline (520.546.2018); to increase the knowledge of all PCOA direct care staff in the end of life care planning; to provide one on one support to assist community members in completing advance directives; and to increase community awareness of end of life care issues.

Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association

To engage the community in Thoughtful Life Conversations™ program regarding Advance Care Planning. To train physicians and health care teams regarding Communication in Serious Illness.

Contact the AZHHA End of Life Care Program Director at 602.445.4312 for more information.

El Rio Health

To support a new Registered Nurse – Advance Care Planning Project (RN-ACP) to help train medical provider teams to improve their capacity and confidence in having end of life care conversations with their patients. This work will be conducted at 7 different locations within El Rio Health. The RN-ACP will utilize current El Rio tools and models, combined with other national best practices, to create and test a model for an ideal end of life care journey within community health centers.

Contact El Rio Health at 520.791.8798

Interfaith Community Services

To develop and utilize standardized curriculum for educating the community on Advance Care Planning; to train volunteers and other organizations on its use; to train coaches to assist individuals with Advance Directives and to assist Jewish Family and Children Services in providing workshops on Ethical Wills.

For information about community workshops and volunteer training options, contact the ICS End of Life Care Lead Trainer at

Contact Our Family Services at 520.323.1708.

Our Family Services

Since 1989, Our Family Services has helped homeless and near-homeless youth finish high school, secure employment, pursue higher education, and plan for an independent

Contact Our Family Services at 520.323.1708.

Tu Nidito Children and Family Services

To enhance the Angels by your Side program which offers support for children and families from serious illness to bereavement. An additional award was provided to allow Tu Nidito to serve as the voice of children.

Contact Tu Nidito at 520.322.9155. 

The Dunbar Coalition

The Dunbar Pavilion, and its governing and stewardship organization, The Dunbar Coalition, are recognized as beacons for social and cultural enlightenment, educating, preserving and celebrating the rich history and culture of people of African descent while stimulating community collaboration that captures and continues their legacy.

Contact The Dunbar Coalition at 520.791.7795.

Tohono O’odham Nursing Care Authority Foundation

To support stakeholder engagement, outreach events, and staff to facilitate needs assessments and community reports on end-of-life services for the Tohono O’odham Nation.

The Archie Hendricks Skilled Nursing Facility, operated by TONCA, provides in-patient hospice and palliative care. 

Contact Tohono O'odham Nursing Care Authority Foundation (TONCA) at 520.585.5500.

Southern Arizona Senior Pride

Southern Arizona Senior Pride celebrates, supports and unites lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors in Southern Arizona.

Southern Arizona Senior Pride recognizes and responds to the unique concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) seniors, age 55+ and their younger allies, by creating volunteer, social, and educational opportunities for senior LGBT people, increasing awareness of LGBT aging issues, and developing age-appropriate, LGBT-friendly information and referral services.

Contact Southern Arizona Senior Pride at 520.312.8923.

Southwest Folklife Alliance

Build more equitable and vibrant communities by celebrating the everyday expressions of culture, heritage, and diversity in the Greater Southwest.

Contact Southwest Folklife Alliance at 520.621.4046.

The University of Arizona Center on Aging

To support the Living Will Project which is designed to enhance medical students' knowledge of and comfort with end-of-life conversations; to support integration of the project into the new University of Arizona College of Medicine curriculum.

Casa de la Luz Foundation

The Foundation strives to transform the end of life experience into the final act of living well. Through the EOLCP, Casa Foundation provides Five Wishes, advance directives written in lay terms. These booklets, in English and Spanish, are distributed free of charge to assist recipients in starting end-of-life conversations.

To request copies, please visit or phone 520.351.5441.