CCALS Education and Retreat Center- Our Sanctuary

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Compassionate Care ALS
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Construction is nearly complete! Gifts of $500 or more will receive a name on our wall of honor.


raised by 24 people

$300,000 goal

For 18 years, our founder, Ron Hoffman, has envisioned creating a sanctuary that provides support and resources for the ALS community and beyond. With great support from our generous donors, we have raised over $3.2 million for this project.  We are only $300,000 away from our goal of $3.5 million. With your support this dream is able to become a reality. 

The ALS Education and Retreat Center will meet the needs of individuals living with ALS, their families, their caregivers, and community. The Center will serve as a sanctuary for caregivers and will also be the home for CCALS educational gatherings,  workshops, seminars, retreats, etc. To our knowledge, our sanctuary is the only facility of its kind in the country.

The Education and Retreat Center will include several accessible suites with adjoining rooms for family members. The facility will have a community kitchen as well as a gathering hall, library, meeting areas, and space for integrative therapies including an infrared sauna. The Center will retain the natural beauty and scenic vistas of existing landscape to encourage interaction in the form of quiet contemplation, reflection and meditation. Accommodations for early stage individuals with ALS will be available as well. Equally as important, it is a place for our caregivers to come to rest and reflect.

We're a stone's throw away from the Shining Sea Bike Path and just a couple miles from the Sea Crest Beach Hotel where our membership allows access for our families. The town of Falmouth is filled with restaurants and shops that are welcoming to our ALS community. Woods Hole, located in Falmouth, provides daily ferries to Martha's Vineyard. 

We wish to acknowledge the extraordinary work of our builder, Ralph Cataldo of Cataldo Builders and architect Denise Bonoli, and with deep appreciation to all the tradespeople whose generosity has contributed to this project. Construction is scheduled to be completed in spring of 2019.

Visit our website to view more pictures on our ongoing construction and for updates on the Center

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