Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County was formed in 1980 as a community response to the need for specialized and compassionate end-of-life care. As an independent agency, we often partner with medical hospice programs in a collaborative team serving the residents of Hancock County.
Hospice is both a collection of services and a philosophy of care which address the needs of individuals who are living at the end of life and their families. Hospice is designed to support quality of life for as long as a person lives.
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County offers non-medical services through our well-trained volunteers. We do not charge for our services and do not receive any state or federal funding, but exist through our partnership with the community. We are pleased and privileged to be a part of individuals' and families' end-of-life journeys.
Grief is a natural response to loss. Mourning is the outward expression of grief - shock, sadness, anger, hurt, loneliness and fear. The way to heal and reconnect is through the grief process.
The Caring Hearts Bereavement Program at Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County offers individual and group grief support for adults, children and teens after a death from illness, accident or suicide.
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County offers Bereavement Services for the families of our patients and for people in the community at large. Any agency or individual who wants individual or group grief support please contact Janice Ronco, Bereavement Services Coordinator @ 667-2531.
We run Support Groups throughout the year.
2017 Summer support groups:
Our Summer Support Groups begin in late June.
Fall support groups run from October to December.
This course is designed to support professionals such as nurses, social workers, therapists, clergy members, who want to enhance their ability to serve those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
This course prepares participants to facilitate support groups and provide one-on-one support to grieving individuals.
Join us for a free screening and discustion of the PBS FRONTLINE film, Being Mortal, Wednesday August 2 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 6 - 8 p.m.
We are proud to annouce two new collaborations with the Beth C Wright Cancer Resource Center.
Coming Into Wholeness, for cancer survivor or patients and Cancer Caregiver Support Group for those caring for a cancer patient.
Check back soon, program to be announced.