I highly recommend this place for people who need a supportive place to spend their last days or for those who have enough compassion and heart to spend time with the dying.

Time on your hands? Want to volunteer at a Hospice for people living with AIDS? Maitri is the place for you. Woody Allen once said “I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.”  Issac Asminov said,  “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” Maitri attempts to make that transition a whole lot less troublesome. Maitri assures it’s residents that no one need die alone.

Maitri, which is a sanskrit word meaning “Compassionate Friendship” is a 15-room residential facility for people living with AIDS. It’s compassionate volunteers  provide practical and emotional support to residents in a warm and beautiful environment. All you have to do is walk through the doors of Maitri to get an immediate sense of calm and caring.

Check out their next volunteer training.

And remember the immortal words of Margaret Mitchell from “Gone With The Wind”…”Death and taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.

Stan s.

Stan s.

San Francisco, CA

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