Cowichan in the 1970’s: three women met in each other’s homes, in church kitchens and small meeting rooms, discussing and planning for Cowichan’s very own Hospice. Biddy Worsley, Anne Springford and Joan Robinson later joined forces with Jerry Rothstein from Volunteer Cowichan and formal motion began. In 1981, the Cowichan Valley Hospice Society became a legal organization. From their own homes, to the basement of city hall, to our very own (mortgage-free) yellow house, Cowichan Hospice has continued to grow over the last 35 years.
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.