Our Guests’ courage and faith never fail to touch our hearts.


We also welcomed Gary to ABODE. He arrived one morning and died that afternoon. His mother held his hand with two friends present in the room, helping him pass in love and peace.

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Dolores came to ABODE at the end of February and died a few days later. Dee, as she was called, was in her early 50s and spent her career as an electrician.

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Julie, who was half Ruth’s age, died a few hours after Ruth did. She was with us for just a few days. We were able to locate her son in time so that he could be with her at the end. He brought her favorite dog, and she died peacefully with them both by her side.

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Sometimes Guests come to ABODE and, because of the love and care we give them, their health greatly improves. We’re happy to say that such is the case of one of our most beloved Guests, Jack. Since arriving at ABODE last year, Jack has found a special place in each of our hearts. He has created a community, become involved in his church, enjoys outings with friends and has helped us keep ABODE in tip-top shape.

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“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.”

Our Veterans

About 5 percent of our Guests are veterans. All branches of the service have been represented. We are grateful to Herschel Sheines and the Jewish War Veterans for their continued support of ABODE and our Veteran Guests.

We’re always especially honored when we can care for Guests who served in our military. In fact, we always place a flag representing their military branch outside their room.