Kairos Dwelling is a 100-year-old farmhouse renovated in 1999. Our mission at Kairos is to provide physical care, emotional support, unconditional love, and compassionate care for the terminally ill persons and their families. We are open on a continuous 24-hour basis and except for a few paid positions, Kairos Dwelling operates with a staff of volunteers.
Kairos is a joyful, loving home, a safe place for families to share their pain and their grief. We do not take the place of family; we support them, relieving them of necessary duties so that they may spend their final days saying goodbye.
We are the only “home” in southwest Michigan that provides these services free.
We are able to provide this care with the medical support of a local hospice of the family’s choice; this is the same support they would receive in their own home. We receive no reimbursement from families, hospices or insurance. Our only source of income is in the form of memorials, donations, annual fund-raising efforts and most recently some community grants. We have served over 440 "guests" and their extended families since we opened in 2000.