Our Story

In 1982, “Hospice of Williamsburg” was founded as a nonprofit charitable organization by compassionate citizens and generous professional volunteers to enhance the quality of living for individuals facing the last phases of life and to support the people they love. 

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 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.

Today, we offer our services to individuals in the Historic Triangle and throughout the tidewater area. We work in close cooperation with local healthcare providers to assure patients and families receive needed services. And we welcome all people to the House. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or income.

Over the past 39 years of service, we have served over 5,000 guests and their families.

All services are free of charge thanks to the generous support of individuals, businesses, municipalities, civic groups, religious organizations, and charitable foundations.


Our Mission

We give care, comfort, and compassion through and beyond end of life.


Our Core Values

Provide world-class service

Respect and honor differences

Value all people

Cultivate strong relationships and partnerships