Community Life Centers

Community Life Center Mission Statement

The Community Life Centers of Hospice of Washington County provide grief support, education and life-enhancing activities to hospice family members and the community.

  • Hospice of Washington County’s Community Life Centers are:
  • Located in the heart of underserved areas.
  • Dedicated to providing professional bereavement services, at no cost, to all who have suffered a life-changing loss.
  • Committed to providing space, at no cost, to individuals, groups and nonprofits willing to share knowledge, skills and programs that strengthen the community.

Community Life Center Vision Statement

The Community Life Centers are places dedicated to healing.  There, individuals can find compassionate counseling from professional bereavement specialists, can attend educational workshops dedicated to helping them move forward with life after a loss and can connect with others who understand their grief by participating in a variety of support groups and remembrance services. 

At the Community Life Centers, individuals and nonprofits are invited to use the space, at no cost, to offer programs that will benefit and strengthen the community.  Because HWC recognizes that communities are only as strong as people are engaged, its staff encourages residents to share their talents and assists with developing, scheduling and promoting volunteer-led programs.  

HWC’s Community Life Centers

Hagerstown Community Life Center
20 W. Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Hancock Community Life Center
126 W. High Street, 2nd Floor
Hancock, MD 21750

Print the Interest Survey Below and drop it by Hancock Town Hall or the Hancock Community Life Center.

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Boonsboro Community Life Center
28 N. Main Street
Boonsboro, MD 21713

Upcoming Programs at the Boonsboro Community Life Center:

Hospice of Washington County is pleased to host a wonderfully engaging and interactive program for adults of all ages entitled: Essential Oils for Wellness. This three week program will be held at the Boonsboro Community Life Center and led by Melinda Garrott. Ms. Garrott, an essential oils enthusiast, has experienced first-hand the positive health benefits of essential oils and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge.

The Boonsboro Community Life Center is located at 28 N. Main Street, across from Boonsboro Town Hall. The classes will be held on three consecutive Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Parking is available on the street and in the rear parking lot.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Why and How to Use Essential Oils
  • Oils that Reduce Pain
  • Oils that Protect Against Illness

To register for this program, please contact Melinda Garott by phone at 301-992-6497 or by email:

Hospice of Washington County is proud to partner with community leaders interested in sharing their knowledge, skills and talents. If you have a passion and would like to lead a program at one of Hospice of Washington County’s three Community Life Center, call Bernadette Wagner, Community Outreach Coordinator for Hospice of Washington County at 301-791-6360 or email


Essenstial Oils and Wellness

Call 301-791-6360 for more information.