Grief and Loss

For those struggling after losing a loved one

Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County offers grief and loss support to anyone in our community who has suffered the loss of a loved one through anticipated or sudden, unexpected death. The patient does not need to have been in hospice care.

Our bereavement support services include:

    • One-on-one support from our trained volunteers
    • Support groups for individuals
    • Bereavement support for groups, institutions or businesses impacted by loss
    • School-based support groups
    • Suggestions on educational resources
    • Use of our lending library (click here to see a list of our materials)

Helpful Bereavement Materials

We created these PDFs to offer helpful words, wisdom and advice. Feel free to read and print as needed. All are formatted to be easy to print; we can also mail them to you at your request.

Additional Links

We recommend these resources from other organizations.

Center for Loss & Life Transition
Information and expert advice from the Center for Loss & Life Transition.

Center For Grieving Children – Bereavement
Support groups and resources from the Center for Grieving Children.

Practical Information for Immediately After a Loss | AFSP
From the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Surviving a Suicide Loss
Booklet from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Alliance of Hope
Resources and information on suicide loss.

The Compassionate Friends
Support after the loss of a child.

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Navigating Next Steps

Advance Care Planning

Click here for resources on specific topics

Lending Library

We loan books and videos on death and end of life issues including all aspects of caregiving, hospice work, and bereavement support. Our library includes resources suitable for patients, family members of all ages, and healthcare professionals. Contact us for resource suggestions at or click below to see a list of our materials.

Volunteer companions in times of illness, dying and grief.

Talk with us

In Waldo County, no one need die or grieve alone. Please reach out to us so we can support you. We will try to get back to you within 24-48 hours.

207-505-4434    |    Email

HVOWC, PO Box 772, Belfast, Maine 04915