Access TLC Foundation

Access TLC Foundation

Founded in 1996 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, Access TLC Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to improve the quality of life at the end-of-life, for patients and their families demonstrating financial need or who are indigent in Ventura and Los Angeles County. Many end-of-life care costs are not covered by insurance, our aim is to ensure that low income or indigent individuals have access to the care and resources that we all deserve. The Foundation also provides community education and continuing education with the emphasis on hospice.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of volunteer community members who are selected for their commitment to the local community, hospice care services and end-of-life care for all. Additionally, the Foundation receives the support of a group of dedicated volunteers who help with fundraising activities and administrative duties.  If you are interested in volunteering for the Foundation please call the office for more information (805)-222-4673.

Patient Grants

Financial support is available through the Foundation to Individuals receiving end-of life care. The patient or their primary caregiver can apply for funding by completing and submitting a Grant Application form at the bottom of the page.

Following a review process, grants are awarded throughout the year to patients who demonstrate financial need. Grants awarded may help with the following services:

  • Caregivers
  • Respite
  • Memorial services and cremations.
  • Medication and supplies not covered by insurance

Other items deemed necessary for end-of-life care not covered by insurance.
Contact us to find out more about our grant application process.


Access TLC Hospice Foundation was established in 1996 as a local charity when it became apparent that many terminally ill patients in our community could not afford the care and services they critically needed to receive the quality end of life Hospice care.

Access TLC Hospice Foundation is fortunate to offer DIRECT financial assistance to those who cannot afford their care. We are only able to continue to do this through YOUR generous donations! Please help us to continue to serve our mission of providing ALL end of life patients a dignified passing in their home surrounded by loved ones.

You can be an ANGEL to someone in need by donating.

Board of Directors:

  • Mary Jo Leste

    Access TLC Health Care Executive
    Director Board Member

  • Shelley Chilton

    Access TLC Health Care
    Administrator Board Member

  • Jeffrey T. Dodds

    Tolman and Wiker Insurance Services, LLC
    Managing Member
    Board Member

  • Annette Duke

    Founder of Reinventing50s
    Board Member

  • Valerie Anesse

    Community and Volunteer Coordinator

  • Terry Anne Buchanan

    Cornerstone Law Center
    Buchanan Law and Medication Center
    Attorney at Law
    Board Member

  • Tina Campbell

    Access TLC Home Hospice
    Director of Administrative Services
    Board Member

  • Ignacio Valenzuela

    Union Bank
    Vice President Branch Manager
    Board Member

  • Mr. William G. Dobbins

    Amgen Global Security
    Board Member


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