The Twilight Brigade is one of the largest end-of-life care organizations, operating as an independent agency within VA hospitals and hospice care facilities across America.
Dannion co-founded The Twilight Brigade in 1997 and is currently the Chairman and CEO. Dannion and the approximately 5,000 volunteers collectively make up The Twilight Brigade and are dedicated to being at the bedside of our nation’s dying, especially Veterans.
The Twilight Brigade is a California-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1997 for the primary purpose of raising society’s consciousness about the needs of the dying, especially Veterans — through community and professional education, advocacy, and direct service to the terminally ill and their loved ones, ensuring that no one need die alone.
The Twilight Brigade’s objective is to be a leader in providing and standardizing end-of-life care for Veterans. It has developed a highly differentiated nonprofit service strategy based on its understanding of the unique needs of dying Vets and their families.
The Twilight Brigade first introduced end-of-life care program and companionship in the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration (GLA/VA)—the flagship of the 166 VA centers. The Twilight Brigade remains headquartered on the GLA/VA campus to this day. From the core competencies developed and refined there, the Twilight Brigade has been expanding its services at VA centers nationwide-wide, with chapters located at VA’s across the U.S.