Matilda’s Corner

  • This time of year is a busy and highly emotional time for everyone at The INN Between.  We spend a lot of time listening to and working through people’s conflicted emotions about the holiday season.  Historically, the terminally ill try to make it ...

  • As we head into the holidays, I’d like to share a heartwarming story that illustrates how our Medical Respite Program helps people. About a month ago, I got a call from Tim Keffer of the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Community Connection Center ...

  • Kelly had been with us since last December fighting cancer. Before he came to The INN Between, he had been living in a motor home in Syracuse with no heat or running water. He was really hesitant to make a change but finally decided to give us a ...

  • I had gone to check on Daniel, and as I tried to open the door something was blocking it from behind. I squeezed my way in and saw that two chairs had been pushed together to make a bed, and in it, Daniel’s friend was sound asleep. I turned to leave ...

  • It was this time last year that one of our longtime residents was struggling. He had just returned from the hospital, and I had gone to say my goodbyes. He was so stubborn and hard headed that he decided wasn’t ready to die. The nurses removed the ...

  • This year’s annual fundraising gala, A Night in The French Quarter, was a great success. It was a beautiful night that bubbled with excitement, wonderful food, and fun for all who attended. The night was full of conversations and laughter with many ...

  • Since I began working at The INN Between in October 2015, we had experienced one or two deaths per month. But, this week was an exception.  I had spent the whole day in the car with my family driving home from California, but I knew I wouldn't be ...

  • Jim was a feisty and comical guy who came to The INN Between at the age of 59, battling late stage bladder cancer. His roommate had lost his job, so Jim could no longer afford his apartment on his own and was sleeping under a freeway overpass. ...

  • At the age of 42, Ben’s was told by his doctor that his “liver was dead.” He arrived at The INN Between in a very frail state, expecting to die within two weeks. Ben's family relationship was very strained, and I worked hard to reunite him with his ...