Posted by David Crawford on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 10:13am.


“Butterflies serve as a symbol for grieving children. Just as a butterfly emerges from a dark cocoon, a child can find the world a brighter place through the grief process.” – Tidewell Hospice

Losing a loved one is one of life’s most personally challenging experiences. Since 1980, Tidewell Hospice has found a way to brighten the difficult moments that families are faced with when living with advanced illness. Through quality care and the fulfillment of physical, psychological and spiritual needs, Tidewell has been a partner and safety net to terminal patients and their families.

What many people might not realize, is that aside from the initial Hospice services, which includes treatment plans, medical and non-medical support, and end-of-life care, Tidewell offers long-term comfort for grieving members of a Hospice Patient’s family, and specifically offers a program for children and teens ages 5-18 called Blue Butterfly.


This Month we are honored to highlight the Blue Butterfly Program at Tidewell Hospice as the recipient of our most recent client donation. The Blue Butterfly serves as a symbol of grieving children. Just as a butterfly emerges from a dark cocoon, a child can find the world a brighter place through the grief process. Tidewell currently offers several meetings monthly, with meals and counseling sessions included, at no cost to the participating families – all thanks to donors and community support who believe in this cause.

As an unrestricted donation to the Tidewell program, the organization will have the opportunity to use this contribution to fund areas of the Blue Butterfly Program with the most need. In this case, the Director has stated that the funds will support 5 children to attend the Blue Butterfly Program.


Tidewell Hospice supports 9,000 Patients Annually across Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and Desoto Counties. Offices are located in Arcadia, Bradenton, Englewood, Lakewood Ranch, Palmetto, Port Charlotte, Sarasota and Venice. Tidewell is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) with deemed status, signifying excellent care and meeting Medicare’s conditions of participation.

Catalist Realty is proud to be a local partner and supporter of unrestricted donations for any and all non-profits. 

Give us a call today at 941.777.2968 or reach us at INFO@CATALISTREALTY.COM 

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