Founded by a group of volunteers in 1988, Casey House was Canada’s first stand-alone treatment facility for people with HIV/AIDS, and the first free-standing hospice in Ontario. At that time, many people were dying alone, cut off from the support of family and friends because of stigma and misplaced fear. Our founders’ wise response was to create a home environment in which people with HIV/AIDS could be cared for with dignity and compassion. They created new approaches to palliative care, and played a leading role in both end-of-life care and HIV/AIDS care.
Since that time, Casey House has been lovingly maintained as a warm and welcoming environment. Although we continue to provide compassionate palliative care for people in the final stages of HIV, as well as support for their loved ones. Thankfully, with tremendous treatment advances, more people are living longer with HIV. But HIV remains tremendously challenging to treat, with many health complications. Nobody can manage the advanced stages of this disease alone.
As a registered charity, Casey House relies on the generosity of our donor and volunteer community to provide our services. We remain the only dedicated HIV/AIDS health care organization in Toronto for people living at the advanced stages of HIV/AIDS.