DownEast Hospice Mission – The mission of St. Anne’s to Hospice is to provide volunteers who are interested in taking the training provided by Hospice to assist terminally ill persons and their families. This mission also includes bereavement support to the survivors of sudden and unexpected deaths. St. Anne’s donates approximately $3000.00 a year from the Laura Burns Fund in support of the volunteer home services provided by Hospice personnel. The exact amount provided each year is based on the percentage of the interest earned by the Laura Burns Fund. Members of St. Anne’s Parish attend Hospice training and provide hands-on support for the Hospice clients. Annual training classes are available for any parishioner who desires to become involved in this mission. Members of St. Anne’s also serve on the Hospice Board of Directors and Crisis Management Teams.