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.

Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg is a social-model hospice that provides
physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to enhance the quality of living for individuals
facing the last phases of life and the people who love them. The Hospice House itself is a
spacious residence that is a home away from home for our guests and their families. Support
care services range from companionship in families’ homes to extensive bereavement programs
provided to families throughout the community. Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg is a 501(c)(3) organization that is entirely funded by contributions. No family or individual ever receives a bill for our services and support; nor do we accept Medicare, Medicaid or other reimbursements.