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

Examples of some of our Bereavement services:

GROUPS

  • Those Who Have Lost a Loved One to Drug Overdose
  • Those Who Have Lost a Loved One to Suicide
  • Widows, Widowers and Partners
  • Those Who Have Lost a Loved One
  • For Parents and Grandparents Who Have Lost a Child

For the Fall 2019, we’re trying something new .....Support Groups Designed to Fit Your Schedule.

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County’s Fall Support Group Series will begin in mid-October, with times to be arranged according to participants' schedules unless otherwise specified.  Groups to be offered are:

  • 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) 

If you are interested in any of these groups, please contact Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County at 667-2531, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WORKSHOPS

Aging and Loss - For those age 62 years and over who have experienced losses associated with aging.  Learn more >>

INDIVIDUAL Support

Call us to discuss our grief support options.

Support group Registration form

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.

Special Organizational Bereavement Workshop

A free course offered to organizations or groups that serve individuals or family members who are dealing with life-limiting illness.

Support for those who've lost a loved one to drugs

Watch WABI's segment on Hopsice Volunteers of Hanock County support group for those whose lost a loved one to drugs.

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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