About CFHV

Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers is licensed by the State of Maine to provide volunteer, non-medical, confidential support to patients and families who are facing death and to those who are dealing with loss. We provide education and support to our volunteers and raise awareness of the hospice philosophy and our services in the communities we serve.

Hospice Philosophy


Hospice affirms life. Hospice exists to provide support and care for persons in the last phases of incurable disease so that they might live as fully and comfortably as possible. Hospice recognizes dying as a normal process whether or not resulting from disease. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death. Hospice exists in the hope and belief that, through appropriate care and the promotion of a caring community sensitive to their needs, patients and families may be free to attain a degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death that is satisfactory to them. At all times the guiding force will be to provide what is best for the person and his or her family facing life threatening illness. See the Maine Hospice Council web site