Hospice House of Williamsburg is not a nursing home, a hospice center, or a medical facility. Instead, it is truly a home – a home to care for those at the end of their life and the ones they love most.
Hospice House of Williamsburg is a special place – one of around 50 social model hospices in the country – and one that has served over 3,000 guests in the last 40 years. Those who enter our home become guests, and they are treated with dignity, care, and respect by our skilled and passionate team in their final days.
We feel honored to have the opportunity to welcome guests and their loved ones into our home and to offer all hospice and bereavement services at no charge. Thanks to the kindness and generosity of our community, nobody who receives services from Hospice House ever receives a bill.
Built on 11 acres of forests, walking paths, and maintained gardens, our home offers an oasis at the end of life. Here, we honor and recognize both the beauty of this stage of life and the difficulties that come along with it. Our services extend to guests receiving hospice care as well as loved ones and community members in need of bereavement services.
In 1982, “Hospice of Williamsburg” was founded as a nonprofit charitable organization by compassionate citizens and generous professional volunteers. The goal for our organization was to enhance the quality of living for individuals facing the last phases of life and to support the people who care for them.
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 guests and their families receive needed services. At Hospice House, we welcome all and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or income.
All services are free of charge thanks to the generous support of individuals, businesses, municipalities, civic groups, religious organizations, and charitable foundations.
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