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.
The ABODE home

See the pictures from our 2012 Open Doors Fundraiser

All the walls are up, siding is now in place and windows and doors are being installed. As you can see from this video, ABODE Home is most definitely happening quickly. While the construction crew builds, there are many behind the scenes building the organization that will inhabit the building.

Jane Marie Young will be the Executive Director and we are thinking ahead to all the volunteers who need to be trained and will give their time and love in service. Consider how you will volunteer at ABODE Home, how you will be a part of the ABODE of Peace, and submit your volunteer application today.

ABODE UPDATE 5 "The Abode of Peace" from Love Made Me Do It Productions on Vimeo.
Your donation is most welcomed!

Here is a wonderful new video by Martin that gives us the inspirational message Gordon Hartman gave about ABODE at the groundbreaking in November--and how it's manifesting in the construction.

The building is taking shape and an Executive Director has been hired. Already, we are beginning to look ahead in earnest. Think about how you will continue to contribute to ABODE. As Gordon Hartman reminded us, we will be serving people who need us, need the peace of ABODE, need our care. ABODE needs you. So, as you watch this video, see how ABODE Home is taking shape, looking more and more like a dream come true and remember that you are a part of this dream.

ABODE UPDATE "This Day Is Happening" ! from Love Made Me Do It Productions on Vimeo.
Your donation is most welcomed!

Now that the foundation is in place, framing has begun. Check out the latest video:

ABODE - Let the Framing begin! from Love Made Me Do It Productions on Vimeo.
Your donation is most welcomed!

Building begins in earnest!

Watch the foundation being poured.

Many thanks to Love Made Me Do It Productions for the very cool video!

staking the foundation
Roughing in the plumbing

We know you will be delighted to see that the New Year is beginning with the grounds at the ABODE site being leveled, roughed in for plumbing, and made ready to pour the foundation. The beautiful trees on the property have been given special care to help them do well through the construction. According to the schedule, framing will begin next week.

 Going by every day to see the progress of ABODE's new home, taking photos, meeting the workers, it's fantastic to see and imagine what's next as the house starts taking form. 

It is happening because so many are contributing their compassion, love, and generosity of spirit, and are committing financial resources to build the home, and fund operating expenses. Thank you!

In the meantime, you'll be happy to know that the search for an executive director is going well, and we hope to hire an ED to start part time in March. There is much to do!

We appreciate your prayers, good wishes and financial support as we look ahead to opening in the summer, to welcome ABODE's first guests.

Your donation is most welcomed!

 groundbreaking15revA Groundbreaking Ceremony for the building of the new ABODE Home was held on Wednesday, November 13 at 9:30 AM at the ABODE property at 8619 Post Oak Lane in San Antonio.

Founder and President of the Board, Edwin Sasek said, “We are so grateful that so many caring people in the community are helping us to build a home in which to care for those in need at the end of life. We are especially pleased to announce a generous $75,000 challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation dedicated to the building of the new ABODE Home."

 

Helping to Build ABODE

We were pleased to announce a generous $75,000 challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation dedicated to the building of the new ABODE Home. Gordon Hartman was the guest speaker at the event and made an announcement and presentation of a $15,000 grant from the Hartman Family Foundation.

Other recent generous grants are from the Mays Family Foundation, the Gregg and Erin Popovich Family Fund, HEB, The Myra Stafford Pryor Charitable Trust, and the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate.

Volunteer at ABODE

Be an ABODE Volunteer

We are now accepting guests and continue training volunteers.

Submit your application today.

You ARE needed!

Get In Touch

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