The Clarehouse Story
Clarehouse is the story of how a small group of people saw a need, envisioned a solution, and worked with the community to make it happen. The Clarehouse model is innovative, outside-the-box, and a testimony to the compassionate and generous nature of our community.
Clarehouse is formed as a 501c3 non-profit corporation by a group of committed individuals with a passion for easing the burden of those dying in need.
Clarehouse acquires approximately five acres of property located at 76th and Mingo upon which its permanent facility will be built.
Clarehouse pays off the debt for the acquired property and begins moving forward with plans for the new permanent facility.
Clarehouse opens a three bedroom temporary facility and by the end of its first year of operation Clarehouse serves more than 65 guests and their families.
The organization’s first fundraising event, Under the Harvest Moon, is held and is not only a financial success, but also a great friend-raiser.
Clarehouse holds its first memorial service in memory of its guests. The service offers comfort to families, volunteers and staff, as well as meaningful reunions.
Clarehouse’s Executive Director, Kelley Scott is presented the prestigious Pinnacle Award in the category of Health by The Tulsa Women’s Foundation and The Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women for her efforts in the development of Clarehouse and her service at Clarehouse.
Clarehouse expands its temporary facility from 3 guest rooms to 6 guest rooms.
The annual Under the Harvest Moon event enjoys a 33% increase in attendance.
Clarehouse establishes the Comfort Circle to recognize a special group of committed friends that help meet the challenge of supporting our newly expanded 8 bed home.
Clarehouse Board of Directors researches options for permanent home.
Clarehouse successfully completes the Tulsa Community Foundation’s Planned Giving Challenge.
The Clarehouse model of care is recognized nationally for the 2008 “Innovations in End-of-Life Care Award” by the National Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association at the organization’s annual convention in Tampa, Florida.
Clarehouse kicks off “Welcome Home, A Campaign for Clarehouse” to build, equip and furnish a permanent home and provide for our future.
Clarehouse is recognized statewide as the winner in the category of Community Health Services at the inaugural ONE (Oklahoma Non-Profit Excellence) Awards through the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.
Clarehouse is the recipient of proceeds from Tulsa Charity Fight Night.
Clarehouse celebrates Groundbreaking for the new home.
Construction is in progress under the management of Flintco, Inc.
Welcome Home Campaign closes on January 31, 2009. Donors exceed the $7.6 million goal.
Clarehouse celebrates “Topping Out” at the new home on April 16, 2009
Preparations are made to relocate.
Friends of Clarehouse celebrate the Ribbon Cutting for our new home.
August 24, 2009 – first guest is admitted in our permanent home.
Over 200 generous volunteers give 6,539 hours of service in 2009.
Clarehouse featured on Tulsa Garden Club Annual Tour.
Annual Family Memorial Services continue to reunite family, staff and volunteers, bringing comfort to all.
Clarehouse partners with the University of Tulsa in researching outcomes of care for guests and families.
Social Hospice Network founded.
Clarehouse joins community-wide Palliative Care Summit to improve end-of-life care.
Executive Director, Kelley Scott, travels to Thousand Oaks, California to participate in the ribbon cutting of the newest Social Model Hospice, Our Community House of Hope.
Clarehouse supporters have a blast as annual fundraiser evolves into Raisin’ Cain – A Ballroom Bash. Event raises 20% of annual budget.
Over 25,000 days of care have been provided to Clarehouse guests and families.
Clarehouse hosts first annual Social Model Hospice Conference.
Clarehouse commemorates 10 years of service at Founders and Funders Celebration.
Clarehouse staff celebrates the opening of The Journey Home, Bartlesville’s Social Model Hospice.
Education Pilot funded, full-time Director hired.
Second Annual National Social Model Hospice Conference held in California.
Over 28,000 Days of Care provided to Clarehouse guests and families.
Social Hospice Network online Forum established.
Third Annual Social Hospice Network National Conference hosted in Tulsa by Clarehouse, The Journey Home and Porta Caeli House.
Dying Dialogue Series created in partnership with Tulsa City County Library. “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant”, a three part community education event, featured nationally acclaimed cartoonist Roz Chast.
Education Pilot completed successfully and Education established as a permanent Program of Clarehouse.
Clarehouse rebrands with the Living, Loving Sharing tagline.
Dying Dialogue Series offers "Before I Die" Wall and Toolkit for Healthcare.
Memorial Garden is created near Clarehouse chapel and labyrinth.
Omega Home Network is established with Kelley Scott as President of Board of Directors.
3rd Annual Dying Dialogue Series welcomes Lucy Kalanithi, MD.
3rd annual Smoke & Mirrors gala provides for 26% of annual budget.
Clarehouse offers clinical education to healthcare disciplines at 16 local colleges/universities.
Dying Dialogue Series rebrands to Community Conversations Series with keynote speaker Ira Byock, MD, author of "The Four Things that Matter Most".
Disastrous flooding forces all staff, volunteers and guests to evacuate. Cleanup and restoration went on for 11 weeks, and guests were welcomed back to our home on November 4.
Annual fundraising event, rebranded as Moonstruck, is held downtown at the Cox Convention Center and raises over $340,000!
Clarehouse board, staff, volunteers, families, donors and funders celebrate FIFTEEN YEARS OF CARE!