(Danbury, CT) Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (5th District) braved the cold and bitter winds to visit the construction site of the state’s first private patient room hospice residence facility on Milestone Road, Wednesday, January 22.The new hospice facility will also house the Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children and families, which is currently located in overly cramped space on Stadley Rough Road in Danbury. Esty’s tour included a stop at the Healing Hearts Center, where she met with a mother who had lost her 17-year-olde son in 2013. Esty heard firsthand how important the center’s free programs and services are for grieving families. The state has awarded Regional Hospice and Home Care a $1.2 million bond to help pay for the construction of the Healing Hearts wing.
The Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children & Families is an award-winning program of Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western CT, Inc. offering support groups, workshops, and educational events to help children, teens and adults throughout CT and parts of New York cope after the loss of a loved one.