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 weekly in hospitals, healthcare facilities and at home. The Doula program also provides specially trained Palliative Care service Doula volunteers who visit individuals in hospitals. Our Doula volunteers are men and women representing many cultures and religious traditions.
Our professional staff, specializing in end of life care, prepare volunteers through intensive training, ongoing guidance and continuing education. We also provide consultation nationally and internationally on training volunteers and offer professional programming 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)