About Us

Through the vision of Diane Smith to create an organization that was much more than a hospice, a seed of hope known as Family Hospice was planted in the community on August 1, 1991, as a not-for-profit corporation.  Her vision for Family Hospice was, and still remains, to improve the quality of a person’s life and assist the family as they face a terminal disease. We accomplish this through focusing on pain and symptom management, emotional support and spiritual affirmation using our experiences and resources to promote comfort and dignity through this final stage of living.  By emphasizing personalized, professional and compassionate care, Family Hospice has touched the lives of over 5000 patients and their families.

From this tiny seed, Family Hospice has grown to provide service to the southern Illinois counties of St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Clinton, Randolph, and Washington.  From its inception, the agency has provided hospice care regardless of ability to pay, age, diagnosis, code status, disability, race, religion, or sex.

Please feel free to contact us at (618)-227-1800 or by email at info@familyhospice.org


In supporting our Tree of Memories program through the holiday season, we make ornaments available at our kiosk at St. Clair Square from November 30 through December 22.


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We truly value our volunteers and the passion they bring to our family. Our 150 volunteers are dedicated to furthering the mission of hospice and supporting your family during this trying time.


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We appreciate the love and support shown by our donors. Gifts are used to support our programs and provide assistance to patients struggling with the cost of care.


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map5110 W. Main St.
Belleville, IL

P: 618-277-1800
F: 618-277-1074


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