Weekly Touchpoint 4/13

Abby EmbryUncategorized

In these uncertain times it can be challenging to know where to look for comfort or support — our social connections are disrupted, and we are all experiencing a loss of connection or even the loss of a loved one. In times such as this, we are here to help. Beginning next week on Monday, and weekly on the Mondays … Read More

Longing for Hugs and Hands

Abby EmbryUncategorized

When I set out to become a chaplain, I knew it was important for me to experience working with individuals in a variety of ways so I could know if this work was something I could really do.  What I quickly learned after visits in nursing homes and private homes was how holding a hand, or offering a hug was … Read More

In Times of Need, Let’s Choose Each Other

Audrey SmithHospice

With the daily evolving crisis of COVID-19, we are navigating the unknown in our personal and community lives. Keeping ourselves, our loved ones, our neighbors and our communities as healthy as possible, safe and equipped with basic needs, must be our first priorities. Collectively we are learning to manage and to LIVE within a pandemic. Kindness, compassion and patience matter … Read More

Welcome New Student Intern Elizabeth Spare

Abby EmbryUncategorized

Last summer Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg welcomed its first student intern working with our Chaplaincy Director in care of our guests, family, and bereaved. This semester we are welcoming a graduate student from William & Mary from the School of Education, studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Elizabeth Spare. She received her Bachelor’s of Science from James Madison … Read More

New Additions to Our Library

Abby EmbryDeath and Dying

Did you know Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg has a library? It’s a library unlike any other in that it is specifically curated with our families, guests, and greater community in mind. It contains hundreds of titles specific to end-of-life and bereavement.  Books range from grief memoirs and grief psychology to caregiver guides and children’s books. Read below … Read More

Hops, Hope, and Hillbilly Jazz a Great Success

Abby EmbryHospice

We are extremely grateful to Virginia Beer Company and all who supported Hops, Hope, & Hillbilly Jazz for Hospice House! We had a wonderful time and the event raised  over $2,000 for Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg. Special thanks to  Courtenay Motley,  Paul Todd Music,  Jon Smith Music , Hoot&Annie, Wyatt Baldwin, DJ Kudlz , and  Carmen’s Jamaican Authentic Cuisine for  your support.

Men’s Charity Tennis Tournament Raises $32,000 for Hospice House

Abby EmbryHospice

The 21st Annual Men’s Charity Tennis Tournament was held on Saturday, September 28. The tournament was sponsored by C&F Bank and was held at the Kingsmill Tennis Center. Men’s Charity Tennis board members and donors presented Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg with a check for $32,000. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Men’s Charity … Read More

Morrison’s Flower and Gifts Delivers “Cups of Cheer” to Hospice House

Audrey SmithHospice

As part of the Teleflora – Make Someone Smile Week, Morrison’s Flower and Gifts delivered 16 Cups of Cheer to Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg.  These donations have been given to our Summer Bereavement Support Group and placed in our guest rooms and around the house.  Pictured in the photo are Morrison’s owner Arlene Aitken and Diane Schwarz, … Read More

A Special Request From Hospice House

Audrey SmithUncategorized

Thanks to the gifts of our generous donors and dedicated volunteers, Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg (HHSCW) has supported thousands of individuals in our community who have faced a terminal illness, cared for someone at the end of life and those who have sought support through their grief.  The generosity of our community is both remarkable and essential … Read More