Hundreds of individuals facing the end of life were not alone as a result of a relationship with a Doula volunteer. Our volunteers form meaningful connections in one visit, over weeks and over years that touch both of their lives.
The Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort, a nonprofit organization, is the only organization of its kind specializing in training and supervising volunteers who visit individuals facing the end of life without family or friends.
In addition to Doula Volunteers visiting individuals weekly in healthcare facilities and at home, our specially trained Palliative Care Doula Volunteers visit several individuals in hospitals.
The Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort created the hospital based Palliative Care Doula Volunteer program in response to the needs of individuals with critical illness.
Our professional staff, specializing in end of life care, prepare volunteers through intensive training, ongoing guidance and continuing education. The organization also provides consultation on customized Program implementation, training curriculum and programming for professionals on end of life issues.
ORGANIZATIONS UTILIZING DOULA VOLUNTEERS INCLUDE:
Inpatient Palliative Care Service
Jewish Home Lifecare
Skilled Nursing Care Facility
Visiting Nurse Services
Hospice & Palliative Care/Home Care Service
Aging Community Services
CONSULTATION CLIENTS INCLUDE:
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York
National Health System/U.K.
End of Life Strategic Task Force
(long term care administration)