History

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. We do not charge for our services due to the philanthropic support of individuals, businesses, supporting groups and foundations.

Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg provides physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support to enhance the quality of living for individuals facing the last phases of life as well as providing support for the people that they love.

Different from other Hospice Programs, we are a non-medical, volunteer Hospice organization that provides services not covered by Medicare or health insurance. We partner with medical organizations to provide the best care possible for individuals facing end-of-life.

Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg does not charge a fee for the services it provides, nor does it receive reimbursement from insurances, Medicare, or Medicaid. We operate solely on the generosity of donations from individuals, businesses, civic and religious organizations, county funds and United Way.

Hospice House serves…

…over 160 terminally ill individuals who are admitted to Hospice House each year
…between 25-30home caregivers who will receive respite support services each month
…over 800 family members who receive bereavement services each year

Our Mission

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

Core Values

  • Service to patients and those who love them
  • Service based on each family’s needs
  • Respect for individuals, diversity, faith & lifestyle
  • Community-based
  • Cooperative relationships with other providers