We are all just walking each other home. - Ram Dass

Our Donors


Our generous donors make it possible to maintain a 9,800-square-foot state-of-the-art facility where individuals and families receive compassionate care, comfort, and support on their journey through hospice. A portion of the funds raised is designated for our Charity Care program. Charity Care funding is available to assist patients and families who are underinsured, uninsured, or without other financial means with the expenses associated with care received at the Aroostook House of Comfort. It is our mission to provide quality end-of-life care regardless of one’s ability to pay. Fundraising efforts include private donations, naming opportunities, grants, and local fundraising events such as the Annual Golf Classic and the Remembrance Way Garden & Pathway. Our success is due to the support of volunteers, donors, and our local communities.

Journey of Giving

Honoring the generous donors behind our hospice care mission.

“Supporting the Aroostook House of Comfort has been an easy decision for me. I grew up in Presque Isle and visit family in the area as often as I can. Though I live in the far southern part of the state, my heart is that of “a County Girl.”


My husband and I engaged in hospice services offered in southern Maine after he was given a terminal medical diagnosis. We could use as much or as little of the services he wanted, which allowed him and I to feel comfortable with our decisions.


Around this same time, the concept, and soon reality, of the Aroostook House of Comfort was taking hold. My mother, Erdean Lauritsen, voiced her strong support for the need and idea of the AHOC. Though she did not need the services, she asked family and friends to consider supporting the AHOC when she passed in 2016.


Knowing first-hand the comfort my husband experienced, the gift of peace of mind for me, and the worthy cause and services my mother hope to see offered through the AHOC are the reasons I directly support the Aroostook Hospice Foundation/Aroostook House of Comfort. Supporting the AHOC through donations, volunteering, participating in events, and even by word of mouth requires no second thought from me and hopefully others.” 

Carmen Lauritsen-Keegan

Wells, Maine


Thank You For Your Generosity

2023 Supporters

For a complete list of our 2023 supporters

2022 Supporters
2021 Supporters
2020 Supporters
2018-19 Supporters

The Aroostook Hospice Foundation, owner of the Aroostook House of Comfort, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Special Donations

"The greatest good is what we do for one another." - Mother Teresa

Comfort Food Fund


In 2018 the Dr. William F. Bergen family established the Comfort Food Fund to support families of patients at the Aroostook House of Comfort. The memorial fund continues to provide nourishment for those devoting long and tender hours and days close to their loved ones. Thank you, Bergen family, for your yearly contribution.


Dr. Bergen practiced medicine in Fort Fairfield, Presque Isle, and Washburn from 1996-2009 and had a deep respect for the people of Aroostook County. Comfort Food will ensure the care he gave to his patients and their families will continue. For assistance with food items, please contact a staff member or volunteer.

Generous donation will support critical hospice need in Aroostook County.


The Aroostook Hospice Foundation (AHF), in continuing fundraising efforts for the Aroostook House of Comfort, is pleased to announce a major charitable contribution from a Presque Isle native, Mary Barton Akeley Smith. This generous donation made in memory of her late husband, Rodney Smith, was made possible in part by a grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. It will help support our facility or “house” where patients receive hospice services and continue its impact by ensuring that the Aroostook House of Comfort’s model of care is available for years to come. Read more

Blanket Warmer Donation: In Memory of Joyce Davis


The children of Joyce and Arnold Davis are honored to donate a blanket warmer to the Aroostook House of Comfort in memory of our mother. Mom and Dad were supporters of the House of Comfort from the time it was first conceived over a decade ago. Since Mom was an oncology nurse for four decades, she had many interactions with patients and their families who had to navigate end-of-life care. She also had first-hand experience with Dad while he was in hospice home care for the last months of this life. Professionally and personally, she understood the need for a residential hospice facility in Aroostook County that would provide around-the-clock nursing care for patients, freeing family members from the role of caregiver and allowing them to focus on the patient’s need for loving support. Mom knew the comfort patients experience from a warm hug.  he gave hugs frequently to her patients and others she loved and cared for. In the last few years of her life, Mom had several emergency room and hospital visits.  When the nursing staff put a warm blanket over her, she would often comment that it felt so good—like a warm hug. When we heard that the Aroostook House of Comfort needed a blanket warmer, we knew it would be what Mom would want them to have for the patients and family members they serve—an abundance of warm hugs. In loving memory of our mother, Susan Davis George, Robert Davis, Stephen Davis


What People Say About Us

“Once Jim was admitted to the Aroostook House of Comfort, we both felt like a huge weight had literally been lifted off our shoulders. These angels on earth efficiently, compassionately, and lovingly allowed me to be Jim's wife rather than his primary caregiver. The doctors, nurses, aides, and volunteers took care of both of us. They also understood the importance of visitors, family, friends, and even our Golden Retriever Teddy. We were all treated with dignity and allowed to say goodbye as we lost Jim. There was no judgment and I now think of many of the staff as friends. I have many stories to tell but suffice it to say that I will forever be indebted to the Aroostook House of Comfort.” 

Rosalie Dwyer 

“We have a great appreciation for the staff, service, and care provided to our father and our entire family during his stay at the Aroostook House of Comfort. They were easy to work with and took care of every detail so that we could spend our father's final days together as a family. The AHOC staff is kind, compassionate, and cared for our father and all of us with dignity and respect. AHOC provided care for our family well beyond the passing of our father. We cannot thank them enough for what they did for us.”




Jeff Clockedile 

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