~ 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.

2018 Support Groups

We run Support Groups throughout the year.

Click here for our Schedule of our Support Events.

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

2018 Workshops

  • Aging and Loss Workship
    Thursdays, July 12 - August 16; 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Held at the Friends in Action Senior Center, Ellsworth.

Click here for more information.

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.

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. 


Aging and Loss Workshop

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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