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 Greater Williamsburg.
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. During its first 23 years of service, more than 4,000 patients and their caregivers have been served.