Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County

~ Volunteer Service Since 1980 ~

14 McKenzie Avenue, Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-2531  | [email protected]

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.  Grieving in this time of social isolation due to Covid-19 can be especially challenging. You are not alone. Support from others who have also experienced a loss can help you cope with the pain of grief.

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 our Bereavement Services Coordinator @ 667-2531.

​Current Grief Group

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is offering a free online grief support group for those who have lost a loved one. Meetings will take place on a weekly basis during the period of September 28—November 20, with the weekday and time to be determined by the availability of registered participants.

This group is:

  • Confidential and free of charge
  • Meets online weekly for 8 weeks
  • Starting at the end of September, so register soon!

 For more information you can email [email protected] or call our office at 667-2531.

Examples of some of our Bereavement services:

WORKSHOPS

Aging and Loss – For those age 62 years and over who have experienced losses associated with aging.

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

Call us at  (207) 667-2531 to discuss our grief support options.

SUPPORT 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