Mission Statement

Our Mission :  The Hospice House Walking/ Social Bereavement Group exists to provide a healing community for those that are grieving the death of a loved one particularly in the first year and in times of struggle.   Participation in this group means a willingness to keep stories confidential, to listen free of judgment, and to be equally hospitable to all.  The extent of participation will need to be determined by one’s own physical health and good judgement

A) Confidentiality:   All information shared in the group will stay in the group and not be shared with others in the community.

B) Defined Community:  We are a group for those that are healing from the death of a loved one.   The group’s  purpose is to connect those who have lost a loved one through death. 

C) Hospitality:  We are committed to welcoming men and women at any stage of grief.  While smaller circles of friendship are encouraged outside the group, the expectation is that group walks and events will be a place where special honor is given to newcomers.

D) Free of Judgment :   Each person knows what is best for himself/herself so there is no need for advice giving.  When we hear another's struggle it can be tempting to want to "fix" their problems, but this group is about being good listeners and companions on the journey.  We respect one another’s autonomy and decisions while sharing the resources that have helped us personally.

E) Free Participation:   Members participate by choice and take responsibility for participating within their own physical and emotional limitations.   Members can unsubscribe from e-mails at any time.

Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg

4445 Powhatan Parkway ~  Williamsburg ~ VA ~ 23188  

phone:  757 253-1220   ~   email: bereavement@williamsburghospice.org


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