Pine Tree Hospice

In the summer of 1985, three women gathered around a kitchen table in Dover-Foxcroft and shared a vision of how to care for the dying people in the Penquis area.  As a result of this meeting Pine Tree Hospice (PTH) was incorporated in 1985 as a volunteer hospice to provide comfort care for individuals at the end of life and provide caring support for their loved ones.  Our mission is as follows: 


PTH honors life and offers comfort with dignity to people of any age living with a progressive life-limiting illness.  PTH educates and supports its volunteers and staff to maintain a high standard of care, and responds to care-giver, family and community needs for continued bereavement support. 


Today, 90 trained volunteers provide many services, including respite, companionship, grief support, education, assistance in the preparation of advanced care directives and ethical wills, and help in procuring needed resources.  In FY 2009-10, Pine Tree Hospice provided over 3,100 hours of volunteer services.  All Pine Tree Hospice services are provided free of charge. Our geographic area encompasses over 3900 square miles in Piscataquis, Penobscot, and Somerset counties.


In addition to Hospice services, PTH offers continued support to families through our bereavement programs.  We offer grief support groups for adults twice monthly.   In 2008 our children’s bereavement program was formed.    Evergreen: The Pine Tree Hospice Center for Grieving Children and Adults provides children the opportunity to gather weekly in age appropriate groups with other children who have also suffered a loss. 


For more information, please contact Pine Tree Hospice by phone at 207-564-4346, by email at or by visiting our website at