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Since it was founded in 1987, the
Council on Services for the
Homeless has worked to reduce
competition and build coopera
tion among a wide variety of
agencies helping the homeless.
By Barbara Solow
7 ust before 8 a.m., the com
mon room of The Bethesda
Center day shelter tor the
homeless in Winston-Salem is
About two dozen men and women
sit together on couches and chairs
scattered throughout the room.
Some sip coffee from styrofoam
cups, while others catch up on their
Down the hall in a small confer
ence room, members of the Winston
Salem/Forsyth County Council on
Services for the Homeless are meet
ing to discuss the situation facing
shelter providers in the city.
“We pray that you mi^t help us
keep the needs of these people
before us,” says the Rev. Neal Wilcox
of the Winston-Salem Rescue
Mission in his opening invocation.
“We ask that we can continue to
work in a spirit of cooperation.”
Since it was founded seven years
ago, supporters say the counch has
made major strides in improving ser-
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Care for the dying
Hospice offers compassion, helping hand
The hospice networks in the
Carolinas have merged. The 72
Tar Heel and 21 Palmetto hos
pices are expanding services
and preparing for the numerous
changes in the U.S. health-care
system. But their mission re
mains the same as that of the
first U.S. hospice that opened in
1974: To provide compassionate
care for the dying and their fam
By Katherine Noble
S he knew he was dying, and
so did he, and they both
were frightened. So were
their eight-year-old daughters, Amy
and Jennifer. What Cathy Hinson
feared most was that she couldn’t
help her husband do what he wanted
more than anything: Come home.
“He was so afraid he was going to
die in the hospital,” says Hinson,
recalling the day three years ago
when doctors said they couldn’t stop
the cancer that was destroying her
But Hinson was afraid of some
thing else — afraid she would not be
able to take care of her husband.
‘"There was just no way 1 could bring
him home,” she says.
Hinson, however, proved herself
wrong, with the help of Hospice of
Like other hospices throughout
North Carolina, Hospice of Winston-
Salem is a professional team of nurs
es, social workers and grief coun
selors who care for the physical,
spiritual and psychological needs of
dying people and their families.
Volunteers are integral to hos
pice, doing everything from walking
the family dog to helping the non
profit organization raise money.
Hospice has come a long way
since its early days as a mostly vol
unteer organization that served
patients as it raised money.
But throu^ changes in structure
and growth, it hasn’t lost its roots as
a “holistic kind of care that is med
ical as well as psycho-social,” says
Karen Steinhauser, a Duke Univer
sity graduate student who is writing
a dissertation on hospices in the U.S.
Hospice was started in England
ia the 1960s. It served as a model for
community and religious leaders
who founded the first U.S. hospice in
1974 in New Haven, Conn.
Hospice of North Carolina opened
in 1979 as an administrative organi
zation that aimed to help establish
hospices in communities throughout
the state. By the end of that first
year, the state had three hospices.
Last year, the statewide hospice
groups in the two Carolinas merged,
creating Hospice for the Carolinas,
which has headquarters in Ralei^.
North CaroUna has 72 hospices oper
ating in 96 counties. South Carolina
“Our goal is that hospice care
should be available to every North
Carolinian by the end of the year,”
says Judi Lund Person, executive
director of Hospice for the Carolinas.
The term hospice comes from
medieval times, when hospices were
a resting place for weary travelers.
Today, says Person, hospice is for
travelers nearing the end of life’s
journey who need a place for re
Hospice of Winston-Salem nurse Freda Redmond
gives Gladys Holland a hug.
Photo courtesy of Hospice of Winston-Solem
spite, safety and comfort.
Winston-Salem’s hospice, the
state’s oldest, served an average of
350 patients a day in 1993, and hos
pices throughout the state that year
served a total of 10,244 patients and
their families. That compares with
the 40 patients that the then-fled^g
organization served in aU of 1979.
Palhative care, which means car
ing for symptoms and alleviating
pain, is integral to the philosophy of
“Hospice assumes ahead of time
Look for HOSPICE, page 22
Making a difference
Business school dean mixes ^obal outlook, public service
/As the new dean of the business
school at UNC-Chapel Hill, Paul
Fulton is a man on a mission.
He aims to make the school a
player in the international mar
ketplace. Colleagues, pointing
to his record in the corporate
and nonprofit world, have no
doubt he’ll succeed.
By Todd Cohen
Paul Fulton is applying strategic thinking to academia.
Photo by John Fletcher Jr.
n 1984, Paul Fulton accepted
the chairmanship of the
United Way campaign in
Forsyth County, but only
Fulton says he hesitated because
he was a late bloomer to community
leadership. But he says the United
Way campaign opened his eyes to
“what it’s like to have a leadership
role in a community. You just learn
that people will respond.”
Fulton, a native of Walnut Cove
who at the time of the United Way
campaign was the top executive in
Winston-Salem for Sara Lee Corp.,
has been immersed in philanthropic
leadership ever since.
In 1989, for example, as a trustee
of Winston-Salem State University,
he took on the chairmanship of a $25
million capital campaign for the tra
ditionally black school. And al
though he already had moved to
Chicago to become Sara Lee’s presi
dent, he continued to run the cam
paign, flying to Winston-Salem as
often as once a week for his trade
mark 6:30 a.m.
which a consultant
had said might be
lucky to raise half its
goal, has raised
more than $23 mil
Now Fulton has
come home, begin
ning a new career in
January as dean of the Kenan-
Flagler Business School at the
University of North Carolina at
In his new job, Fulton will be
working both sides of the philan
thropic street — putting the school to
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Fund Raising 14
Grants and Gifts 17
In April 16
Job Opportunities 20
Professional Services...! 9
The John Locke
Foundation, a Raleigh
think-tank, has given
conservatives a public-
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In the spirit
of the founder
The Cannon Foundation
continues the philanthropic
tradition of its founder,
helping to improve health
care and education for
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I VOLUNTEERS ,
alive on campus
Voluntarism is on the rise
on college campuses, and
North Carolina is on the
trend's leading edge, with
more students fulfilling com
munity service requirements.
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The Charlotte utility
gives $20 million to
its foundation boosting
its support of human
services and education.
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