~ 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
 
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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

WORKSHOPS

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

INDIVIDUAL Support

See our Schedule of our Support Events or call us to discuss our grief support options.

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.

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Dearest Folks at Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County,

My family and I can’t thank you enough for all you did to care for our mother. You helped make the last days of her life have more joy and peace than anything we could do.

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