2nd Annual Bass Tournament for Hospice of Southern WV

Saturday, May 25, 2024
Bluestone Lake

Eccles First Baptist Church is hosting a bass tournament at the Bluestone Lake Public Ramp to benefit Hospice of Southern West Virginia on Saturday, May 25. Prizes will be awarded to the top four, with first place taking home $1,000 (payout based on 30 boat field). Registration begins at 4:30 a.m. and boats leave at first light. The weigh-in is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Click here to view the rules and regulations.

For more information, contact Chuck Daniels at (304) 575-7882. 


Bereavement Support Group

Monday, June 3, 2024
6 p.m.
Bowers Hospice House

Hospice of Southern West Virginia’s Grief Support Group is designed to help those who have lost a loved one, regardless of whether their loved one was in hospice care. The free in-person support group is for anyone 18 years of age and older at the Bowers Hospice House on the Hospice of Southern West Virginia campus in Beckley. Please call the Social Services/Bereavement Department at (304) 255-6404 for more information.


Camp Hope

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - Thursday, June 13, 2024
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Glade Springs Resort

Hospice of Southern West Virginia's Bereavement/Social Services Department is proud to host Camp Hope. It is a bereavement camp for children ages 7-17 who are coping with the death of a significant person. Our Camp Hope is free to all participants, but registration is required. This year's camp will be held from June 11 to June 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day at Glade Springs Resort, 255 Resort Drive, Daniels, WV. Camp Hope is FREE to all participants, but registration is required. Please call the bereavement department at 304-255-6404 for more information. If transportation is a problem for your family, assistance is available.


Friends of Charity Auto Fair

Friday, July 12, 2024 - Saturday, July 13, 2024
9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Raleigh County Memorial Airport

The 19th Annual Friends of Charity Auto Fair is one of the state's premier car show and festivals. Held on the spacious grounds of the Raleigh County Memorial Airport in Beckley, West Virginia, the show features hundreds of rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, motorcycles, tuners, and trucks from all years. Additionally you will find arts and crafts vendors, local business representatives, and food vendors. Proceeds from the FOCAF will benefit Hospice of Southern West Virginia and Brian's Safehouse. 

To register a show vehicle or to purchase tickets for the Auto Fair, please click here.


Hospice Sailing Regatta

Friday, August 16, 2024 - Sunday, August 18, 2024
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Battle Run, Summersville Lake

Hospice Sailing Regatta

Join the Sewell Mountain Sailing Association and Hospice of Southern West Virginia for the 12th Annual “Mountain Mama Hospice Regatta” at Summersville Lake. This three-day event is held at the Battle Run Beach Picnic Shelter at Summersville Lake. The annual event at Summersville Lake has raised more than $90,000 since 2011, each year helping Hospice of Southern West Virginia provide compassionate care to thousands of people in their final days of life. 

Dozens of sailors are expected to participate in sailboat races along with silent and live auctions and a carnival for children. Please call Bob Rodak for more details on the regatta at (304) 437-0251.


Bereavement Support Groups

Bereavement Support Groups for adults ages 18 and older are held in various locations throughout the year. These groups are free and are open not only to families who have had loved ones receive care from Hospice of Southern WV, but are also available to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one through death. Sometimes dates and/or locations of these groups are subject to change, and changes may be made in the case of inclement weather. Please call our bereavement department at 304-255-6404 in advance to confirm the date, time and location of the group you are interested in attending.

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Grief Support

Grief is a normal response after the loss of a loved one. It's important to realize that everyone grieves differently. Some people may get over a loved one's death rather quickly, while it could take years for another. Both responses are normal. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Our bereavement specialists understand this and are here to guide you through the grieving process.

Bereavement Services

All bereavement services are free and available to everyone in the community, even if their lost loved one did not receive services from HSWV. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Bereavement Department at 304-255-6404.

Monthly letters – HSWV has a mailing list available for any bereaved person who is interested in receiving a monthly letter addressing various grief related topics for 13 months following their loss.

Phone calls – HSWV offers telephone support from our Bereavement Staff. Individuals are assessed and may receive monthly, quarterly, or bi-annual telephone calls from a bereavement professional for one year following their loss.

Bereavement Support Groups – throughout the year, six-week support groups are scheduled for adults. These groups are facilitated by a bereavement professional and are designed to offer individuals the opportunity to come together with others who are grieving, for support and to learn strategies for managing their grief more effectively. (See below)

Community Memorial Services – Each fall, HSWV hosts a memorial service in Raleigh, Fayette, Summers and Wyoming Counties. Invitations are sent to families who have lost loved ones who received services from HSWV in the past year. These memorial services are also advertised in the local newspaper and anyone from the general public is welcome to attend.

Coping with the Holidays – This is a three-week, special topic support group for adults addressing specific grief-related issues that arise during the holiday season.

Camp Hope – A bereavement day camp for children ages 7-17 who are coping with the loss of a significant person, where children learn coping skills for grief related experiences and will also have opportunities for lots of fun!

Bereavement Support Groups

Bereavement Support Groups for adults ages 18 and older are held in various locations throughout the year. These groups are free and are open not only to families who have had loved ones receive care from Hospice of Southern West Virginia, but are also available to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one through death. Sometimes dates and/or locations of these groups are subject to change, and changes may be made in the case of inclement weather. Please call our Bereavement Department at 304-255-6404 in advance to confirm the date, time and location of the group you are interested in attending.

CONTINUOUS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP