Welcome to ABODE

ABODE provides a welcoming, peaceful home and unconditional loving care to our guests through the compassionate service of our community and volunteers.

Our Vision

Dying is a sacred time of life. Love, compassion, and a home matter to all who are dying; those whom we honor and from whom we learn. We serve the community as an educational resource in the art of contemplative living and dying.
Press Releases
(San Antonio, June 16, 2016) President of the Board, Edwin Sasek and Board Members of ABODE Contemplative Care for the Dying are pleased to announce the hiring of their new Executive Director, Martha Jo Atkins, Ph.D.

Martha Jo Atkins, who earned her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Texas at San Antonio, is a licensed Professional Counselor and Counselor Supervisor in Texas, and a master certified coach. Dr. Atkins has been working with the dying, grieving and bereaved people since 1992.

Dr. Atkins founded the Children’s Bereavement Center of South texas and served as the executive director from 1997-2005.

As CEO of Martha Jo Atkins, LLC, Dr. Atkins teaches and researches about the often disregarded aspects of the trajectory of dying. These include the changing language, visions, and behaviors many dying people experience. Learn more about Dr. Atkins’ research from her popular TEDx Talk, More to Dying Than Meets the Eye (2013) and new book, Signposts of Dying (2016).

The Board of Directors along with staff and volunteers wish to thank retiring Executive Director, Jane Marie Young for her excellent leadership since 2014.

ABODE Contemplative Care for the Dying provides a warm, welcoming home and 24-hour care for those who are in need within the last three months of life, at no cost to the guest. There is no other place like the ABODE Home in San Antonio or Central Texas. As a nonprofit, interfaith, community organization, ABODE does not receive Federal or State funding, but relies solely on the generosity of the community and grants from foundations and corporations.

For more information, please visit the ABODE website at www.abodehome.org or call ABODE at 210-967-9891.

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      •  8619 Post Oak Ln
        San Antonio, Texas 78217
      •  (210) 967-9891
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      •  P.O. Box 47640
        San Antonio, TX 78265