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


Our Services

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.

For much of the time over the years of (my wife’s) illness, her needs were manageable with only light medical supervision. I was easily able to take her to periodic check-ups – and during her two brief hospitalizations, I had the stamina to stay with her 24/7, as was my commitment to do.

But during the last several weeks of her journey, much more was needed by way of expert help, yet it was extremely important to us that it be given at home. Hospice was the perfect answer – far beyond my initial expectations. It is designed to meet every sort of need – spiritual, psychological, physical. I can’t begin to express adequately my gratitude for everything that was done for us.

And I do appreciate your words of recognition that (my wife) made a great positive impression on the lives of people of all sorts. Yet, she was just my sweetheart and beloved companion. It was a true joy to have been able to care for her at home.

Again, with thanks, John

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!

Hospice News

Free Online Support Groups

During these trying times, feelings of grief, loss and isolation that many are feeling have grown, and the need for support, understanding and affirmation is high. To provide this needed support, Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is offering two online support groups, both free of charge and coming right up.

There are two support groups being formed: One for Those Who are Grieving the Loss of a Loved One who has died, and a Caring Support for Caregivers Group (of any type; the caregiving does not have to be for a hospice patient). If you are feeling angry, overwhelmed, frustrated or isolated, this is normal; you are not alone.


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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