Our Story

42 Years...and counting

In 1978 Rose Crumb, a registered nurse, and a group of enthusiastic volunteers, set out to provide free hospice care to Clallam County residents. They envisioned an organization that offers end-of-life care, grief counseling, and other essential services at no cost to patients and their families. Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County was born. Since then, VHOCC has grown, ever-grateful for the opportunity to serve our community.

After twenty years of service, in 1998, VHOCC was named a Jefferson Award recipient—a national honor recognizing exceptional public and community service. Today, our dedicated staff and tireless volunteers continue to provide compassionate care to community members throughout Clallam County.

Photo by Dan DeLong

Our Founder, Rose Crumb
1926-2018

In Her Own Words
Rose reflects on 30 years of VHOCC

Rose In The News
Rural Hospice That Spurns Federal Funds Has Offered Free Care for 40 Years
NPR
Pat Neal: Thank You Rose
Peninsula Daily News
Rose Crumb dies: Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County founder remembered for touching lives
Peninsula Daily News