Support Promotes Healing
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.
- Support Groups offered throughout the year
- Support and Crisis Intervention for community organizations including schools, churches and businesses
- Bereavement Retreat
- Holiday Program
- Volunteer and professional training
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.
2018 Support Groups
We run Support Groups throughout the year.
2018 Summer support groups:
Our Spring Support Groups begin in April.
- For Those Who Have Lost a Loved One to Drug Overdose
Mondays, June 11- July 16; 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Held at HVHC, 14 McKensie Way, Ellsworth
- For Those Who Have Lost a Loved One to Suicide
Mondays, July 9 - August 27; 1:00am - 3:00 p.m. Held at the St. Francis by the Sea Church, Blue Hill
- For Those Who Have Lost a Loved One
Mondays, July 9 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Held at Unitarian Universalist Church, Ellsworth
- Aging and Loss Workship
Thursdays, July 12 - August 16; 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Held at the Friends in Action Senior Center, Ellsworth.
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.