Cowichan Valley Hospice Society
Our Impact Why We Exist
Cowichan Hospice offers support, information, and companionship to those living with an advancing illness, their family and friends as well as those grieving the death of a loved one. Hospice care is available to clients in their homes, hospital, residential care facilities and any other environment within the Cowichan region.
Our Story What We Do
Cowichan Valley Hospice, founded in 1981, serves over 800 people a year across the Cowichan Valley Regional District. Cowichan Hospice offers support, information, and companionship to those living with an advancing illness, their family and friends, and those grieving the death of a loved one. Services are offered by staff and volunteers in each community in the Cowichan region, free of cost. Our volunteers receive training, ongoing education, and supervision so they may support clients through palliative and grief journeys.
Our Programs How We Do It
- Trained volunteers provide non-judgemental emotional support at any stage of the grief journey
- Bereavement support groups include a grief group, suicide bereavement group, and a hospice walking group
- Our library is available to the public during office hours
- Trained volunteers provide companioning to those living with advancing illness and to their families at home, in hospital or in a care facility
- Hospice volunteers are available at Cowichan District Hospital for palliative patients and their families
- Library and other resources are available during office hours
- Care Clinic: Trained Hospice volunteers provide 20 minute relaxing treatments (reiki, therapeutic touch and other modalities) in a bi-weekly care clinic
- Wellness Treatments: Hour long individual sessions are also available at Hospice, or if required: at home or in hospital or care facility
All Hospice services are confidential and free of charge.
What You Can Do
With further support we can continue to expand our services and provide excellent care to individuals at the end of life, their friends and family, and people grieving the death of a loved one. Your support will also help to train and support volunteers who provide services to individuals across the Cowichan Valley.
If you are interested in giving time, please consider becoming a Cowichan Hospice volunteer.