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



A message from HVHC director, Jody Wolford-Tucker,

At each change of season there are new reminders of loved ones lost and past times shared. As we head toward spring here in Downeast Maine, individuals may experience grief related to the loss of a loved one, which can create emptiness and difficulty enjoying the opportunities of the season. Providing a safe space to acknowledge those feelings and receive support for moving through them, Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County announces the 2020 Spring Grief Support Group series.

Because it has proved so successful, we are again offering support groups specifically focused to the needs of the participants, inviting interested members to register in advance, with meeting times to be established based on participants' availability.

Examples of Support Groups to be offered include: Widows, Widowers and Partners; Grieving the Loss of a Loved One to Drug Overdose; Parents and Grandparents who are Grieving the Loss of a Child (of any age), and Grieving the Loss of a Loved One to Suicide. In addition, an Aging and Loss Workshop is already scheduled with times set for Mondays, April 13 through May 18, at the YWCA in Bar Harbor.

All groups are free of charge and require pre-registration.

Registration Form 

For more information or to register for any of these groups, please call the Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County office at 667-2531.

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Grief Support

Join us for a free online 8-week grief support group starting the week of September 28, specific weekday and time to be determined based on  based on participant availability.

Support Group Registration

Please register soon as this group may fill up!

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Celebrating 40 years!

We are so grateful to be recognizing 40th years of service in 2020.  Thank you to all of the volunteers and community supporters who help us keep this mission strong!

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