WATERVILLE — Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area will offer a 20-hour facilitator training for its grieving children’s program, Hope’s Place, starting Wednesday, Oct.19, at the Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area’s Community Center at 304 Main St.

Training times will be 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 22 and 29, and 4:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 19, 24, 26 and Nov. 2. Training will be taught by the staff and volunteers.

Those who complete the training are prepared to co-facilitate a peer grief support group for children, teens, their parents or guardians.

The mission of Hope’s Place is to provide a safe, supportive environment for grieving children, teens and families through peer support groups, which nurture and encourage safe expression of grief and loss. Hope’s Place honors each person’s individuality and their process towards discovery of resiliency and emotional well-being.

There will be a $30 processing fee for materials. For more information, call Jillian Roy, Youth Services coordinator, at 873-3615, email [email protected] or visit www.hvwa.org.


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