We are all just walking each other home. - Ram Dass

Patient & Caregiver Resources


Home Care & Hospice Alliance of Maine: The Home Care & Hospice Alliance of Maine is a membership nonprofit organization comprised of home care, home health care & hospice providers. Through networking, education and advocacy, Alliance staff and members work collaboratively to ensure our older adults and Mainer's with disabilities have access to affordable, accessible quality care in the comfort and safety of their own home and community.


Maine Hospice Council: The Maine Hospice Council exists to promote universal access to quality end of life care through innovation, creativity, education, advocacy, and collaboration.


Northern Light Home Care & Hospice: It’s never easy to start a conversation about death but if you are facing a terminal diagnosis or if you are thinking about stopping curative treatments, it is time to learn more about the support services offered by Northern Light’s Hospice program.


The Center for Grieving Children: The Center for Grieving Children is a nonprofit organization that provides a safe space, loving peer support, outreach, and education to grieving children, teens, families and the community. 


Pathfinders: Pathfinders offers a caring, safe environment where children, teens, young adults, and their caregivers learn to cope with grief through peer support and grief education. There are two sessions per year, one in the spring and one in the fall.


Experience Camps: Experience Camps is a nonprofit that transforms the lives of grieving children through summer camp programs and innovative, year-round initiatives. 


Center for Loss & Life Transition: Led by death educator and grief counselor Dr. Alan Wolfelt, they are an organization dedicated to helping people who are grieving and those who care for them. 


National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: NHPCO enhances and expands access to care that addresses holistic health and the well-being of communities.


When You Die—Raising Awareness About Death: From existential afterlife questions such as “What happens when you die?” to palliative care and the nuts-and-bolts of green burial, if it has to do with death, we’re talking about it.


What Is Hospice Care and What Should You Expect? Hospice services offer physical, emotional, spiritual, and practical comfort and support to patients and families who are facing death at home, in the hospital, or other settings.




Reading List


Hospice Care Options Grief Reading List


Suggested Reading List - Hospice Savannah




Counseling, Bereavement, and Psychiatric Services


Aroostook Mental Health Services Inc. (AMHC)

Call Center: 1-800-244-6431

Crisis Support: 1-888-568-1112

Locations: Fort Kent, Madawaska, Caribou, Presque Isle, Houlton, Ellsworth, Machias, and Calais


Better Help – Licensed Therapy Services by Telehealth

BetterHelp—Professional Therapy With A Licensed Therapist


Central Aroostook Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

Direct Office Line: 207-764-9700

Locations: Presque Isle


Community Health & Counseling Services

Central Intake: 1-800-924-0366

Locations: Augusta, Bangor, Caribou, Dover-Foxcroft, Ellsworth, Houlton, Lincoln, Machias, Skowhegan, Westbrook


Fish River Rural Health Centers

Locations: Eagle Lake 207-444-5973; Fort Kent 207-834-3971; Madawaska  207-728-3971


Healing Hearts, LLC

Central Intake: 207-492-1000

Locations: Caribou, Madawaska


Heather Griffin, LCSW – HM Counseling LLC

Direct Line: 207-619-1291


Katahdin Valley Health Center – Behavioral Health

Central Intake: 1-866-366-5842

Locations: Ashland, Island Falls, Patten, Houlton, Millinocket, Lincoln, Brownville, Dover-Foxcroft


Life by Design

Central Intake: 207-764-6825

Locations: Houlton, Presque Isle, Fort Kent


Micmac Health Center

Aroostook Band of Micmacs—Presque Isle, ME —Micmac Nation (

Direct Office Line: 207-764-1792

Locations: Presque Isle


New Day Counseling

Central Intake: 207-492-1130

Locations: Caribou


Northern Light Health - AR Gould Hospital Family Practice

Locations: Caribou 207-498-3476; Presque Isle 207-764-3142; Fort Fairfield 207-768-4753


Northern Light Home Care & Hospice – Bereavement Support Services

George McLaughlin – Bereavement Coordinator

Direct Office Line: 207-764-9413

Location: Support services available to all of Aroostook County


The Northern Lighthouse

Presque Isle Office: 207-540-1523

Locations: Caribou, Presque Isle, Mars Hill, Houlton


Northern Maine General

Central Intake: 1 (866) 321-1999

Locations: Eagle Lake, Caribou


Northern Maine Medical Center – Outpatient Behavioral Health

Central Intake: 207-834-3101

Locations: Fort Kent, Madawaska


Northern Maine Veterans Center

Direct Office Line: 207-496-3900

Locations: Caribou


Pines Health Services

Locations: Caribou 207-498-2356; Presque Isle 207-769-2025; Van Buren 207-868-2796


Transformations Ministries – Nancy Nichols, LCPC

Direct Office Line: 207-768-3400

Locations: Presque Isle


Trisha Stubbs, LCSW

Direct Office Line: 207-768-0368

Locations: Presque Isle


Your Journey, LLC

Direct Office Line: 207-493-5210

Locations: Caribou


What People Say About Us

“The House of comfort is a wonderful facility for end-of-life care. My Dad went for a week of respite care, and I can't thank the staff enough for all they do. It really is a "House of Comfort." I felt very much at home when visiting Dad. The atmosphere is of a quiet nature. There are various sitting areas, a fireplace, and a kitchen area. The staff are friendly and there for you and your loved ones anytime, day or night. I love you, Pop. From the bottom of my heart, I say "thank you" to the entire staff at the House of Comfort.”

Becky Hare 

“When my father, Danny Albert, was at the House of Comfort, I felt so incredibly thankful that my family and I could be there with him in such a beautiful and supportive environment, during that part of his journey. It’s a bizarre feeling to be suffering and grieving while in a place of peace. The House of Comfort is (surprisingly) exactly that, a place of peace that lifts the weight of tragedy off your shoulders enough so you can breathe and be present, knowing your loved one is being cared for.”


Kelsey Anderson

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