HHSCW believes that no one should have to die alone. To that end, HHSCW provides an educational program that equips individuals to be a caring and compassionate presence during a person’s final hours.
Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg, (HHSCW) launched the pilot of its Final Gifts Vigil Volunteer Education Program in 2017 funded by a grant from the Williamsburg Community Foundation. Through this program, trained volunteers provide bedside support and a caring presence in the final hours of a person’s life.
A vigil may be appropriate:
- In the absence of loved ones
- When a family member/loved one needs a break from the bedside, or
- When a family member/loved one needs support at the bedside.
Generally, this program is provided during the last 24-48 hours of life.
For additional information about this education program, please contact Nicole Osborne, HHSCW Education Specialist at 757-253-1220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.