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.

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A New Home for ABODE

June, 2013



There's no place like ABODE in San Antonio or Central Texas. ABODE will provide a welcoming home, at no cost, for up to 70 people yearly, who are in need at the end of life. YOU can help build ABODE!

Features of the home:

  • 2,900 sq. ft.
  •  .79 acre
  •  3 bedrooms
  •  3  ADA baths*
  •  Half ADA bath
  •  Covered porch
  •  Family room
  •  Quiet room
  •  Study/library
  •  Kitchen/pantry
  •  Dining room
  •  Courtyard/fountain

*Americans with Disabilities Act

We have raised a significant amount but we still have a ways to go before we have a home...

Total Cost:         $550,000
Funds Raised:     -$250,000
Funds Needed:   $300,000


We want YOU to be the first to know. With your help and generosity, ABODE will be building a NEW home on the beautiful oak-shaded property, that was purchased last fall at 8619 Post Oak Lane.

As the ABODE board and home committee began working with designers and contractors, we learned that there would be very significant costs involved in renovating the original 1946 home on the property.

It also became clear that it would be more cost-effective and more conducive to the comfort and privacy of our guests to remove the existing structure and build a new one. Additionally, the new construction will enable us to take advantage of innovations that will reduce the ongoing operational and maintenance costs.

While this is a change from the original plan, our mission has not changed. We remain focused on helping those who may not have a place to go when they need it most, at the end of life.

We truly appreciate your very generous support and contributions in the past, and we trust that you will continue to support us.

Your prayers, good thoughts, in-kind and volunteer services and financial support will help build our ABODE home. With your support, we will soon welcome our first guests. We estimate that we could care for as many as 70 people a year who are in need at life's end, at no cost to our guests. There is no other place like our home in San Antonio.

Let us know how you want to be part of Building ABODE! For more information and to see other drawings of the new home, go to www.abodehome.org or visit us on Facebook.

With gratitude,

Edwin Sasek
Founder and Board President
ABODE Contemplative Care for the Dying

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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