Friends of Hyder Family Hospice House

Our Mission

is to support the valuable care for those with life-limiting illnesses as well as the long-standing vision to have in-patient hospice services available at the
Hyder Family Hospice House.

Friends of Hyder Family Hospice House was formed in July 2014 after the April 2014 announcement of the closure of Hyder Family Hospice House, 285 County Farm Road, Dover, NH. The founding members had experienced first hand the incredible facility and services at Hyder Family Hospice House and were determined to offer support to help keep this beautiful place available to others. Friends of Hyder Family Hospice made known its support to the Strafford County Commissioners and Delegates and had reached over 850 people on Facebook who were willing to support this in-patient hospice facility. In July 2015, Hyder Family Hospice House re-opened and is in full operation today.

Over the years, we have enhanced the working environment for the hard-working staff and have assisted patients in many various ways. We have used your generous donations to help maintain and beautify the grounds and gardens. We have also purchased and installed bird feeders throughout the property which we keep filled so that the birds come to greet the staff and patients.

Board of Directors

Dawn Castles, Chair

Jon VanGuilder, Vice-Chair

Anne Holliday, Treasurer

Sharon Smith , Secretary
Leo Arel
Christine McKenna