A Hospice Home


For Onslow County

Approximately half of the deaths which occur in Onslow County NC involve people needing hospice care. The nearest hospice facility is an hour’s drive from Jacksonville NC.

Onslow Caregivers’, an all-volunteer organization, is raising funds with community involvement for a proposed Hospice House in Onslow County that will also serve Craven, Jones and Pender counties in NC.

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Our Fundraising Goal

While the estimated construction cost to build a 6 to 7,000 square foot medical facility is $2.5 million, as we secure our site and finalize our plans to build, we have set a fundraising goal of $3.5 million to cover increasing construction material costs, construction of a fully-furnished turnkey facility and provide for ongoing maintenance. 

Our Mission

Why we do this

The mission of Onslow Caregivers, Inc. is to assure that patients in-home health care and hospice programs in Jacksonville and Onslow do not suffer additionally because they cannot obtain needed services, support or materials, such as food, medicine, transportation, shelter and specific medical needs such as Hospice House terminal care.

Our Plans

Plans for the hospice house include suites for patients and will offer the comfort of home and extensive support for families, friends, and caregivers.

The 6,700 square-foot planned facility will include family rooms for privacy, fireplace, children’s playroom, family kitchen and dining room, gardens, chapel, and a conference room. Each suite will include a private bath, sleeper sofa, and covered sun porch. Professional caregivers will provide 24-hour care needed during a patient’s final days. Construction is planned to begin in 2023. The building site is the old Ragazzi’s on Hwy. 24 in Jacksonville.

Even in the best of circumstances, facing end-of-life issues can be difficult for patients, families, and loved ones. Facing them alone or in times of financial hardship makes it even harder. Providing a Hospice House will not only provide comfort and support but will also help soften the blow for those who find themselves in the most challenging and frightening circumstances.

We referred to our goal as a ‘Hospice House’, but when it is completed, it will be a ‘Hospice Home’.


Our Initiatives + Events

Here are a few things that we are up to in our endeavor to raise the capital needed to begin construction.

Building for Sale

The 1600 square foot building can be utilized as a meeting hall, gym, office, youth building, dance studio, barbershop, church etc.; allowed occupancy is 191. A GREAT real estate investment!

Festival of trees

Join us for our 17th Annual Festival of Trees in November!

More info to come soon!

Planned Services

General Inpatient Care/Acute Care

Provides patients with pain control, symptom management, medication adjustment, observation, psychosocial monitoring. The anticipated stay is usually a week.

Planned Care + Services:

  • Highly Trained Staff
  • Acute Patient Care
  • Residential Patient Care
  • 24/7 Operations
  • 24 Hour Visitation
  • Laundry Services
  • Bereavement Services
  • Follow-up Phone Calls
  • Lending Library
  • Annual Memorial Services
  • Volunteer Services
  • Social Work Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Certified Nurse Aides
  • Registered Nurses
  • Support Groups
  • Building Cleaned Daily
  • Eating Arrangements For Family
  • Home Atmosphere

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Our Partners & Sponsors

Wendy Michele Rust Foundation – over $500,000 

Onslow Caregiver’s Inc. received a donation of $419,997.61 for the proposed Hospice House for Onslow County in 2017. The grant is now worth over $500,000.

LEBS Properties 

Donated the building for sale on Gum Branch Road. 

Cindy Hoyt – $6000 

United Methodist Men – Trinity United Methodist Church  – $1000

Modern Exterminating – $2000 

A donation was presented to Ellen McMillan, Treasurer for the Hospice House Board, from Charles and Lea Efird, Owners of Modern Exterminating.

Mable Williams – $25,000

She is our single highest individual donor to date and we are extremely thankful for her support!

Southwest Meadowview Community Club – $1500

Fleet Reserve Association Branch 208 – $1000 

Pine Needle Quilters  – $7500

The campaign to build a local Hospice House Fund received a boost recently through a contribution of $7,500 from Pine Needle Quilters.

AT&T – $1000 

We received a contribution from AT&T, thanks to a recommendation from Representative Phil Shepard (R-Jacksonville). Pictured here left to right – Matt Hubbard, Representative Phil Shepard, Marge Zima, Carolyn Alford, John Lyon and Joanne Boeckmann.

Connie Colley & Her Avon Representatives – $1300 

Pictured here – The Onslow Caregivers, Inc. President Bonnie Ramsey and board members left to right Terry Jarman Sandra Crane, Jean Cole, Wanda Shephard, Connie Wenner, Marge Zima and Elly Webb.

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