Support The Marsha Fox Charitable Care Fund

Helping fill the gap for patients in need

Make a Difference In Your Community

VNAcare is responsive to the needs of our community. That’s why every year we give back thousands of dollars worth of goods and services, caregiver relief, wheelchair ramps, and more to those with limited resources or without insurance. Our non-profit status means we answer to the community, not to shareholders. This allows us to provide more compassionate and personalized care, regardless of ability to pay.

The Marsha Fox Charitable Care Fund was named after VNAcare’s longest serving President & CEO, to honor and memorialize her 47 years of dedicated service. Marsha Fox is the longest serving employee in the history of VNAcare and she also has the distinction of being the agency’s longest serving President & CEO, for nearly 25 years before retiring in 2022.

Marsha was hired at VNAcare – previously known as VNA Hospice and Palliative Care of Southern California – on December 4th, 1975 when she was just a young nurse and immediately fell in love with home care. In addition to being a visiting nurse, Marsha held almost every nursing position in the agency, including Nursing Supervisor, Branch Manager, Vice President of Clinical Services, and in 1998, the Board of Directors selected her as President & CEO.

Marsha led with purpose and conviction, never losing sight of the agency’s mission. She was a steady and calm leader, confident, compassionate, thoughtful, sensitive and supportive of others. Throughout her career, Marsha created a nurturing environment where employees were inspired to contribute to fulfilling the mission of the agency.

The Marsha Fox Charitable Care Fund is supported through grants and donations from generous people like you, our community members. To support our mission of providing compassionate care to the communities we serve, please consider giving to VNAcare.


Charitable Care

Helping fill the gap for patients in need

Where Do Your Charitable Care Donations Go?

Here are just a few examples of how Charitable Care provides assistance to those with limited resources or without insurance:

A few examples of the free care we have provided:

  • Medical transportation for a 93-year-old patient who lives alone so that he could go to and from his medical appointments.
  • Grocery assistance for a family of five because the father, a 37-year-old cancer patient, is the sole provider for his family and can no longer work.
  • Window air-conditioner for a patient recuperating from cancer surgery so that she could recover comfortably during the summer months.
  • Purchase of a portable wheelchair ramp for a patient who requires a motorized wheelchair but had no way of getting it in and out of her home.
  • An in-home visit with a registered dietician for a patient with newly diagnosed diabetes, to educate the patient on food preparation, portion control, and food shopping skills.
  • Lifeline monitoring for patients, who live independently, but need a direct line to emergency services should a situation arise.
  • Assisted with gasoline expenses for the family of a terminally ill child who needs to travel to Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, for medical treatment several times per week.
  • VNAcare organized respite care for the family of a terminally ill patient. His round-the-clock caregiving needs had exhausted the elderly spouse. Respite care offers skilled nursing in a safe and secure licensed facility which allows the caregiver some time off to recharge.
  • Provided a portable, compact, concentrated oxygen machine for a three-year-old hospice patient, allowing him to go on a family weekend trip to the zoo made possible by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  • One month of weekly Take the Afternoon Off caregiver relief was provided to a wife of a 58-year-old hospice cancer patient with no family support.
  • Assisted with groceries to supplement the nutritional needs of a low-income patient.
  • VNAcare provided five days of respite care for a hospice patient at a licensed facility.
  • Charitable Care funds were available to a daughter and primary caregiver of a parent, when she unexpectedly lost her husband to a sudden illness. The daughter received respite care which gave her time to grieve and make funeral arrangements, while knowing her parent was well-cared for.