Hospice SLO County assists anyone in our community who is grieving a death or coping with a life-limiting illness. 


Since 1977, Hospice SLO County has provided countywide non-medical in-home emotional support, practical assistance, and caregiver relief to individuals and their families who are coping with a life-limiting illness. 

Hospice SLO County grief counseling services are available to anyone in SLO County coping with the death of another regardless of when, where, or how the death occurred. We offer individual and family counseling and various support groups along with Community Grief Response – a team who helps businesses and organizations process the death of a co-worker or member. Anticipatory grief counseling is also available. 

There is no charge for Hospice SLO County services. We depend 100% on community donations, fundraising events, grants, bequests, and the time and talent of over 120 volunteers to serve thousands of individuals annually. 


We recognize death as a natural and personal event. In this spirit, we support the community in working with those near the end of life and the people who love them by providing in-home support, caregiver respite, grief counseling, support groups, community response and education. 


We envision a community that recognizes death as a part of life; where dying and grieving are embraced as natural; where all have access to support services without charge; where no one dies or is left to grieve without comfort.