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On May 22, 2017 Sojourn Center received a generous donation of 27-acres of land from Roger Woody of Christiansburg. The land, which is located off of Farmview Drive in Blacksburg, is largely wooded with a central clearing that would be ideal for a hospice house. The land is located between LewisGale-Montgomery Hospital and Warm Hearth Village and is close to the 460 Bypass and South Main Street interchange.

This gallery section exhibits pictures of the May 22, 2017 closing of the donation to Sojourn Center. Pictured are Arthur Shaheen, closing attorney; Roger Woody, donor of the land; Anne J. Campbell, President of Sojourn Center board of directors; and Jim Wesel, CPA and assistant to Mr. Woody.

In addition there are pictures from the May 25 meeting with neighbors of the Woody property and members of the Sojourn Center board.

May 22, 2017 Roger Woody to Sojourn Center Land Donation Closing

Maps and Pictures of Woody Property Donation

May 25, 2017 Woody Property Neighborhood Meeting

Members of the Sojourn Center board of directors have visited 15 existing hospice houses to learn about their governance, rules and regulations, interior and exterior architectural features and start up experiences and challenges. Below are some pictures of features of those visits.

Images from Hospice Houses

Neighborhood Meeting Presentation


Sojourn Center will be a residential house for hospice care and an educational center dedicated to providing compassionate care of terminally ill people and their families in the New River Valley of Virginia. Sojourn Center is a broad-based community effort founded on the belief that all people deserve access to end-of-life care that enhances dignity, comfort, and quality of life. We envision a healing environment that honors, celebrates and lovingly supports the final passage of life for patients and their loved ones. Sojourn Center will be comprised of a 7-bed residential house where residents can receive state-of-the art hospice care and where residents, their loved ones, and caregivers find personal meaning and worth in life’s final journey. Sojourn Center will develop an education center for hospice and palliative care that will serve as a training location for students of medicine, nursing, social work, pastoral/spiritual care and other human services.


Sojourn Board Members Visit North Carolina Hospice Houses

Sojourn Center Board Members Visit 3 North Carolina Hospice Houses On September 18, seven Sojourn Center board members and one Sojourn Center architect, Tom Mullinax with Hospice Design Resource, traveled to visit two hospice houses built and operated by Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care out of Mt Airy, NC. The Joan & Howard Woltz