Hospice House

Hospice of Williamsburg

Caring for families for over 30 years

...to enhance the quality of living for individuals facing the last phases of life and to support the people they love.

In 1982, "Hospice of Williamsburg" was founded as a nonprofit charitable organization by lay and professional volunteers to enhance the quality of living for individuals facing the last phases of life and to support the people they love. Support services are provided to individuals living in Williamsburg, James City County or upper York County.

Staff and volunteers work in close cooperation with local healthcare providers to assure patients and families receive needed services. These services are not restricted by age, treatment the patient is receiving, time it can serve a family or family finances.

In July 2002, the 4-bed Hospice House opened its doors. Created as a “home away from home” to provide short-term residential care for respite and end of life support. Hospice House was built following a community-wide capital campaign that raised more than $1 million and garnered commitments of significant in-kind support from area contractors and suppliers.

Over the past 30 years of service many thousands of patients and their caregivers have been served.

Hospice House and Support Care is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and a charter member of the Virginia Association of Hospices.

All services are free of charge due to the philanthropic support of individuals, businesses, supporting groups and foundations, including Men’s Charity Tennis, Inc.

MCT's support has helped Hospice make a significant difference in Hospice's ability to: admit over 160 terminally ill patients to Hospice House annually, provide respite support for 25-30 home caregivers monthly, offer counseling and bereavement support group services to over 800 family members each year, and provide a medical equipment lending service.


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