Spring Appeal 2019

Each day our patients are cared for by a team of compassionate professionals.  Once their loved one passes on, the family can rely on our grief counselors to provide support and understanding as they begin to cope with their loss.  

Grief is a natural response to a loss and each individual grieves at their own pace in his or her own way.  There is no set timetable or map to follow.  The bereavement services we offer provide a safe environment for those left behind to share their stories, learn to cope with their grief, and remember their loved ones. 

Our grief support programs are available to all residents of Calvert County.  In 2018 we provided individual counseling to almost 300 individuals, only half of whom were family members of our hospice patients.  We had over 200 people participate in our grief support groups and more than 300 guests attend our remembrance services.

We have seen a growing need for children’s bereavement services.  In addition to Camp Phoenix, family counseling through our Journeys workshop, and Connect for teens, we have staff in some of our schools providing grief support.

These programs are desperately needed, but in order to continue offering them for free or at a minimal cost, we rely on grants and the generosity of donors like you.

We are very grateful that you have chosen to support Calvert Hospice.  We are also grateful to one of our own Board members, Dr. Stephen Peters, who understands the importance of the work that our bereavement team is doing every day.  Dr. Peters has graciously agreed to donate $10,000 in matching each donations made to this appeal!

This means that your gift can go twice as far!

Please make your most generous donation now so that we can fully benefit from this opportunity.  Thank you once again for your support.  We could not do this work without you!