Hospice of St. Francis Seeks Volunteers For North Star

By  //  June 19, 2014

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'CHILDREN ARE THE FORGOTTEN GRIEVERS'

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – North Star, the child grief support program at Hospice of St. Francis, needs caring adult volunteers to help.

Hospice of St. Francis services are provided throughout Brevard County—north to south—free of charge to any Brevard County resident.

Hospice-of-St.-Francis-300“Volunteers play a major role in providing our services,” said Brooke Davis, MSW, North Star Coordinator. “We are looking for men and women who are energetic, compassionate and patient. Volunteers must be willing to commit to the required screening and training.”

The North Star children’s groups are designed for children from age 3 to 18 and meet in the evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Volunteers are asked to commit to eight hours per month. No previous experience is required and training is free of charge.

TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS of children, hospices offer free camps for children who’ve lost a person important in their lives. “Children are the forgotten grievers,” said Brooke Davis, coordinator for Hospice of St. Francis’ North Star children’s camp.

TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS of children, hospices offer free camps for children who’ve lost a person important in their lives. “Children are the forgotten grievers,” said Brooke Davis, coordinator for Hospice of St. Francis’ North Star children’s camp.

Classes will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 15, and 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Class meets at Hospice of St. Francis, located at 1250-B Grumman Place in Titusville.

To register for the North Star Volunteer Training contact Davis at 321-264-1687.

FIRST HOSPICE IN BREVARD COUNTY

Hospice of St. Francis was the first hospice established in Brevard County and is a local, non-profit, non-sectarian organization that serves the needs of terminally ill patients and their loved ones.

In addition to caring for the terminally ill and providing the North Star program for children, Hospice of St. Francis offers adult grief support groups, the Caregiving Education and Resource program and Partners in Compassionate Care volunteer training and assignment program.

For more information on these programs and services, please call 321-269-4240, toll free 866-269-4240 or visit HospiceofStFrancis.com


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