About Us

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Desert Valley Hospice Society is a registered charitable organization committed to supporting excellence in the delivery of hospice care, palliative care, and life-limiting illness care services for residents of the communities of Oliver, Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls. The goal of end-of-life care is the same regardless of setting; to ensure the best possible quality of life for dying people and their families.

As a society, we promote public awareness and education of related issues, and we work towards honouring the memory of persons, whose lives have been lost due to illness, by holding special events such as our annual Celebration of Caring Hands, Hootenanny for Hospice, and Hike for Hospice.

Numerous volunteers and supporters of the society raise funds on an ongoing basis to support the work of DVHS. With the support of our community partners, we secure and manage donations in order to help improve palliative and end-of-life care in our communities.

Through our partnership with Interior Health and following the BC Hospice Volunteer Standards, our trained hospice volunteers provide grief and bereavement support, palliative support, wellness check-in calls, dementia and Alzheimer’s support, advance care planning, companionship and caregiver support, and they sit vigils with persons at the end-of-life.

Our Vision
 Working in partnership with community to support, promote and enhance the quality of life of individuals in our communities.
Our Mission
To provide social, emotional, and spiritual support for individuals and their loved ones as they face life limiting conditions and grief.
Our Purpose

  • To promote public awareness of issues relating to hospice and palliative care.
  • To provide support, encouragement, and assistance to persons with life-limiting conditions and their families.
  •  To Honour the memory of persons whose lives have been lost.
  •  To secure and manage funds, and to distribute funds to improve hospice and palliative services.


  • Dignity and respect in all interactions. Excellence and equity in standards of services.
  • Cooperation, collaboration, networking, and resource sharing. Accountability to our members, volunteers, clients, and communities. Transparency and clarity in our communications.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  •  Maintain confidentiality and privacy.
  •  Enhance and maintain the quality of life of seniors and individuals of our communities. 
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