Your monthly donation can support families through the challenging days of a palliative illness, caregiving, and bereavement. We provide emotional and spiritual support through a wide range of programs and services including support groups, compassionate volunteer companionship, and limited one to one counselling.
Losing Someone is Hard
Many people who would benefit from grief counselling don’t seek support because they can’t afford to pay for counselling. Because of your generosity, we are able to offer grief counselling to Comox Valley residents who are experiencing a recent loss at no cost. For many people, having emotional support during the first year of loss means they are able to regain emotional stability and avoid the complications of ongoing depression.
The needs of each client is carefully determined by our clinical team and may include 1:1 counselling, phone support, companionship with a compassionate trained volunteer, a variety of grief support groups as well as a mail outreach program. You can learn more about our bereavement services here.
Hospice is a Philosophy of Care
Comox Valley Hospice Society helps people young and old, from all walks of life to come to terms with death and dying. The diagnosis of a life-limiting illness or the loss of a loved one often comes unannounced, disrupting the usual routines of life and shifting priorities. Our counsellors and volunteers are trained to help the dying live life to the fullest during the final stage of life. Our goal is promote dignity for the dying, to ensure they are comfortable and able to participate fully in decisions that affect them whether that happens in a hospice, a hospital or care facility, or at home. Charitable donations fund 70% of our annual operating budget, allowing to us offer counselling, companionship, support groups and resources at no cost to individuals and families in the Comox Valley.