Helen House Founder


In a culture where bureaucracy prevails, friendship and practical support is what families with a child or children with lifeshortening illnesses crave.

Sister Frances Dominica created Helen House, the first children’s hospice in the world. For the past four years she has been fundraising for another hospice – which she calls a ‘respice’, a mixture of respite and hospice – Douglas House, which is geared up for the needs of adolescents and young adults.

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