Interviews Compiled by Drew Rowsome, Editor, Xtra!
Casey House opened its doors on March 1, 1988.
At the time, it was a revolutionary concept, and many people were involved in its creation and the work done there. HIV/AIDS is still with us, but the face of the disease has changed.
Casey House is changing, too, in order to serve its clients in the best, most compassionate way possible. One in 120 adults in Toronto are HIV-positive, and Casey House is building a new facility to more than double the care they are able to provide. A major new building is underway that incorporates the Grey Lady, the soon-to-be-lovingly-restored mansion at 571 Jarvis St. The addition of new programs will change, once again, the way healthcare is delivered to those who need it.
Fifteen people who have been instrumental in Casey House’s evolution graciously gave of their time to talk about what Casey House means, to describe the hardships and triumphs they’ve been witness to, and to offer a glimpse into the future. On the hospice’s 25th anniversary, this is a snapshot of what Casey House is and will be.