~ Volunteer Service Since 1980 ~
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County
14 McKenzie Avenue Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-2531 · 1-888-266-8035 · fax 667-9406

Our Services

Grief Support

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.

2017 Support Groups

We run Support Groups throughout the year.

Click here to download the Fall Support Groups Registration form.

Click here for our Schedule of our Support Events.

2017 Fall support groups:
Our Fall Support Groups begin in mid October.

  • For Those Who Have Lost a Loved One to Suicide
    For those who have lost any loved one to suicide -  Mondays, October 16 - December 4; 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Held at HVHC in Ellsworth.
  • For Those Who Have Lost a Loved One
    For those who have lost any loved one  - Mondays, October 16 - December 4; 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Held at St. Francis by the Sea Church, Blue Hill.
  • For Those Who Have Lost a Loved One
    For those who have lost any loved one - Tuesdays, October 17 - December 5; 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Held at HVHC in Ellsworth.

Training Opportunities

Bereavement Training for Professionals

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.

Bereavement Support Volunteer Training 

This course prepares participants to facilitate support groups and provide one-on-one support to grieving individuals.

Pearls of Wisdom for Hope and Healing During the Holiday Season

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County cordially invites you to a special holiday program for adults and children who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Saturday, December 16, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church
134 State St., Ellsworth


Bereavement Support Volunteer Training

Aging and Loss: A workshop for conversation, connection and support

This workshop is for people 62 and older who have experienced the many losses associated with aging.
Please Join Us. 


Teens Together Grief Workshop

Upcoming Volunteer Training

Upcoming Training

Thanks from John

I want to thank you and Hospice for the amazingly helpful ministries that we received at a particularly needful time in our odyssey.


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