An Evening with Alua Arthur: Celebrating ABODE’s 10-Year Anniversary

Alua Arthur

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Mission: We teach the art of contemplative living and dying while providing a beautiful home and compassionate care for those at end of life – at no charge.

Vision: We live in a world where death is not feared, and we live fully until we die.

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Mission: ABODE provides a beautiful home and compassionate care for those at end of life, at no charge. We teach the art of contemplative living and dying.

Vision: We live in a world where death is not feared, and we live fully until we die.

ABODE is Home

Most of us would prefer to die at home. It’s not easy to do. Perhaps you can no longer live by yourself. Or your home isn’t conducive to a quiet, peaceful death. Or perhaps your loved ones now need help caring for you around-the-clock.

We are the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit end-of-life care home in San Antonio offering contemplative care for those in the last three months, weeks or days of life. We provide our service at no charge to our Guests, hospice or insurance. We welcome and depend on the generosity of you – our donors – to support our sacred work.

We are here to serve you during your most tender of days.

“You matter because you are you. You matter until the last moment of your life and we will do all that we can do, not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die.” 
– Dame Cicely Saunders

“If you want to help those most in need to die with love, care and dignity, support ABODE. This is a place where God dwells.”

John Calhoun Wells

“ABODE is a place of angels. Some of the most beautiful and caring people I know!”

Sheila Korte

“We would walk in and someone was always sitting with her and holding her hand. They wanted her to know she wasn’t alone.”

Norma Rodriguez

“When the time came for my mom to go, they grieved with us. Everything about this place is perfect.”

Victoria Van Winkle

“I so wish you all had more rooms or there were more homes like this in San Antonio.”

Tracie Marie

“At ABODE, I witnessed God’s demonstration of true compassionate patience. The caregivers here are incredible.”

Linda Mitchell

“Thank you for making my family part of your family in our time of sorrow. We are healing as time passes by.”

Erlinda Amador

“ABODE’s backyard is filled with such spiritual features. It’s a true place of stillness and peace.”

Jill Phelps

“ABODE is a safe and welcoming space where love and peace abide, lighting the way for each Guest to make their journey.”

Melanie Sue

“I’ve been doing this work a long time. I’ve learned more about dying from all of you than I learned in all my years of nursing. This is an extraordinary place.”
“I can’t find the words to express how the staff and volunteers took care of my husband. A marvelous experience – I learned more from ABODE than I have anywhere else about compassion and caring.”
“It is like a park here. So beautiful. I love everything here. I love everyone here. Thank you. Thank you for taking care of me.”

How You Can Help

Your financial support is key to helping us cover our operating costs – and we have plenty of great volunteer projects. On top of that? Please help us spread the good word. Read and share our award-winning newsletter and follow and share our social media posts on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

How You Can Help

Your financial support is key to helping us cover our operating costs – and we have plenty of great volunteer projects. On top of that? Please help us spread the good word. Read and share our award-winning newsletter and follow and share our social media posts on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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