Villa Marie Claire

Giving Back to Villa Marie Claire


Villa Marie Claire is a specialty medical program of Holy Name Medical Center, located in Teaneck, NJ. The Holy Name Medical Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization who's mission is to encourage the philanthropic support of all Holy Name Medical Center initiatives, including Villa Marie Claire. The Villa relies on contributions to deliver its unique and compassionate care at the end-of-life. There are many ways you can support Villa Marie Claire and help to ensure that we provide essential services to others in our community. Your gift to Villa Marie Claire supports care for those at the end of life and their loved ones. Making a gift today will make an immediate impact in our efforts to increase access to hospice care and can be a meaningful way to remember a loved one.

Ways to Give


Tribute Gifts to Villa Marie Claire:

Honoring someone by making a memorial gift to the Villa is a wonderful way to remember a loved one. An acknowledgement will be sent to the person you wish to be notified of your gift without reference to amount.

You can contact the Holy Name Medical Center Foundation at 201-833-3187 to make a donation over the phone using a credit card. Or make a secure online donation with a credit card today.

Make Your Gift Online:

Online giving is a convenient and effective way to support the Villa. Make a secure online donation with a credit card today.

Donate Securities:

A transfer of securities — particularly those with appreciated value — helps the Villa while offering the potential of tax savings for the donor. Call the Holy Name Medical Center Foundation at 201-833-3187 to learn more or to arrange such a gift.

Estate Planning:

Consider a bequest in your estate planning. Ensure that the Villa's work continues into the future by designating a gift to Villa Marie Claire in your will.

To learn more, contact the Holy Name Medical Center Foundation at 201-833-3187.

Gifts by Mail or Phone:

Villa Marie Claire accepts credit card and check contributions through the mail. Or you can call to make a secure donation using a credit card over the phone. To mail in your contribution, simply download this contribution form and mail it with your donation to:

Villa Marie Claire
718 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: 201-833-3105

Other Giving and Naming Opportunities


We actively seek major charitable gifts to ensure that Villa Marie Claire's unique vision and stellar care continues to serve members in our community. Your investment and commitment to the Villa will enrich the lives of every patient and loved one who experiences the care and compassion that the Villa has to offer. There are various naming opportunities available for major benefactors.

To learn more, contact the Holy Name Medical Center Foundation at 201-833-3187.

Villa Volunteering Opportunities

Villa Marie Claire welcomes volunteers from all walks of life, with and without clinical experience. They are current professionals, retirees, students and other individuals who feel called to provide end-of-life care.


Hospice and palliative care volunteers offer support to patients, families and on-site staff. They fulfill numerous roles and often use their special talents and skills to provide many of the administrative and direct contact services listed below:

Administrative

  • Reception Desk: Meet and greet families and visitors; answer the phone
  • Clerical: Assist staff members with clerical work, such as organizing and filing documents
  • Organizational: Organize books and CDs in the library, create flower arrangements, decorate for the holidays etc.

Direct Contact

  • Individual Visits: Room visits may include conversation and reminiscence, reading aloud, listening to or playing music, spiritual discussion and anything else that may support patients and their families.
  • Pet Therapy: Specially-trained dog owners and their certified therapy dogs visit patients and families throughout the Villa campus.
  • Massage Therapy: Licensed Massage Therapists provide comfort and support through soothing massage and therapeutic touch.
  • Yoga & Reiki: Certified Yoga Instructors provide both group yoga classes for families and staff, as well as bedside yoga. Reiki Practitioners offer bedside Reiki Therapy on an individual basis.
  • Activity Programs: Provide specific group programs for families, children and patients such as live music, open art, gardening etc.
  • Creative Arts Therapy: Licensed in either music therapy, dance/movement therapy or art therapy, highly-trained professionals create a healing and supportive space, meeting the psychosocial and emotional needs of the patient and family through the creative arts.

Bereavement

Assist the Bereavement Coordinator with families that are coping with the loss of a loved one. This may entail administrative tasks, such as making phone calls, writing cards and assisting in support groups and workshops.

End-of-Life Doula

Hospice doulas provide around-the-clock support during an individual's last few hours or days of life. Doulas provide a quiet presence, guided meditations, caregiver support and rituals. They may also assist families through the arts, religious support and in the creation of spiritual and emotional legacies.

End-of-Life doulas gain knowledge and experience through a specialized, on-site weekend program. Interested individuals must first meet the requirements for the Hospice Volunteer Program and gain experience as a direct contact volunteer prior to completing doula training.

Interested in joining our Hospice Volunteer family?

No experience is necessary. Volunteers need to be 18 years and older. Anyone interested in volunteering with Villa Marie Claire, Holy Name Hospice and Palliative Services should contact Molly Arney, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 201-783-8870 or via email at hospicevolunteer@holyname.org.