The bereavement support group provided me by Hospice Caring was absolutely wonderful and a huge, huge help. I have the greatest respect for this organization.
I have been served by Hospice Caring in a bereavement program and now have the great honor of volunteering for the organization. Hospice Caring provides extraordinary services to the community and does so with exceptional compassion.
I am a caregiver for clients who are in the last stages of their lives. It is an honor and a privilege to be with them on this journey. The smallest acts often make a big difference in the quality of living for the clients. I get so much more than I give from being with these people at this very special time in their lives. Helping them live the last months, weeks, days and minutes is an awesome experience. Hospice Caring gives its volunteers the training, support and courage to make a difference in the lives of others art a crucial time.
Hospice Caring offers non medical support for those living out the last days of their life. In addition they have great bereavement support programs for children and adults in Montgomery County, Md. All of their offerings are fee of charge.
Hospice Caring, Inc. is a fantastic organization. After my son died in 1997, I became a member of one of their bereavement groups. The group was very instrumental in my healing. They are such a warm caring organization that I later took their volunteer training to become a children's bereavement volunteer. I saw first hand how this organization worked in making a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of grieving children. I was so impressed by them, I joined their staff and worked with the organization for nearly nine years. I have since retired and moved out of state, but because of what a truly unique and exceptional organization they are, I return once a year to volunteer for their children's grief camp, Camp Caring. They are truly making a difference in their community.
Hospice Caring, Inc. is there to help our community members and our volunteers both with the same dedication to excellence. The quality of service,care,attention, and knowledge is uniformly excellent for cilldren and adults alike. Seeing a grieving adult become able to smile after being in one of our Bereavement groups is testament to the bereaved and to Hospice Caring and its volunteer facilitators.Good Grief, alllows a grieving schoolchild to know that he/she is not the only one to suffer a monumental loss. The facilitators initially guide discussions that open the door to those painful feelings that the child had no place to express previously. Life goes on much better with the assistance of Hospice Caring, Inc.
Both my mother and I have been the recipients (free of charge) of grief group support by Hospice Caring, Inc. This support was absolutely invaluable to our individual healing processes. An unexpected byproduct of attending our grief groups was developing friendships within the groups, the organization's staff, and their volunteers. My mother unexpectedly died while still part of a grief group and the outpouring of support I received from Hospice Caring was amazing. Having worked in the nonprofit arena for 20+ years, I hold others in the field to very high standards. Hospice Caring is a well-run organization, more than worthy of donating to, and I am honored to be giving back and volunteering my time to this nonprofit.
I served as Executive Director of Hospice Caring, INc. (HCI) for 9 years. During that time I met the most dedicated staff and volunteers- who gave time and effort to the dying and grieving in our community. They sponsor Camp Caring, the only weekend camp in Montgomery county for children grieving the death of a loved one. The stories from families served by Hospice Caring are heart warming..the youngest served was a few months old and the oldest 102. The caring, the extra mile the volunteers go...all free of charge to familes... is unbelievable. HCI also provides bereavement support in our schools to children of all ages. I now serve on the board of directors and am inspired every day by the unselfish acts of these volunteers who provide comfort, care and 'just being there'. In addition, there are many peer support groups for adults grieving the death of a loved one to suicide, or losing a child, or a spouse...all at no cost. This volunteer driven organization is an absolute gem...now 23years in existence...all funded through donations and small grants from people who care about the importance of easing our neighbors through their end of life journey and supporting the families after the death.
Hospice Caring is not an organization...it is a family. I was Executive Director in 1997 and served for 9 years until I retired in 2006. I went back as a bridge between other EDs and each time was welcomed as if I had never been away. The staff are the most caring and compassionate people with whom one would wish to work. The volunteers who outnumber the staff by 40 to 1 are so dedicated and inventive, finding the best way to provide the most personal service to our patients and grieving children and families. I now serve on the Board of Directors, volunteering with an amazing and talented Executive Director who continues to grow and nurture Hospice Caring. It is the most unique non-profit I have ever known, continially meeting the needs of the members of the community and the children in our schools.
I have both benefited and volunteered for Hospice Caring. When my husband died in 2008 I joined a support group with two wonderful volunteer facilitators. I remain close friends with the support group members; we get together at least monthly and talk often. I keep in touch with the facilitators who are also now my friends. I also began this year doing children's Good Grief Clubs in schools, after having received excellent training, and plan to continue the coming year. I am so impressed by all the work that Hospice Caring does and with the staff and volunteers.