The Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort provides national and international consultation.

We offer a wide variety of services including: designing and implementing dedicated Doula Volunteer programs for hospitals and community organizations; organizational consultation on existing volunteer programs and services; and professional training on end of life issues.

Consultations include:

Mount Sinai Hospital – Palliative Care Doula Volunteer Program: Designed and Implemented the dedicated Doula Volunteer Program for Mount Sinai Hospital's Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute.

National Health System's End of Life Strategic Task Force, United Kingdom – Age U.K.: Designed and delivered a customized training on program implementation of key components of a Doula Volunteer program.

School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom: Visiting Scholar provided consultation on programming for individuals at the end of life.

CapitalCare Foundation, Edmonton – Canada's long-term healthcare administration: Designed and delivered a customized Train the Trainer workshop for training the Doula Volunteer; Keynote Presenter for Dying Well: Living Through the End of Life conference featuring Dr. Ira Byock.

For more information on our services please contact Amy Levine, Executive Director at 212-706-0398 or

"Community is more verb than noun. Community is continually created through mutually valued interactions that spring from a fundamental sense of connection.

The Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort exemplifies the declaration that forms the elemental core of civilization: We matter to one another! In the doulas' simple, essential service – showing up, leaning forward – and their hosts' receptions, we become human.

As a teacher, I often pose the question: What would it look like to live in community with one another – rather than merely in proximity to one another – through illness and dying, caregiving and grieving? The Doula Program's trained volunteers are living the answer!"

Ira Byock, MD, Providence Institute for Human Caring
Professor, Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine, author of The Best Care Possible

"Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort, Inc. is a superb and scaleable program that we have worked with for years at Mount Sinai's palliative care program to train volunteers to be with our sickest and most seriously ill patients. I cannot say enough about their replicable training model, the value of the service they provide to our patients and their families, and incredible satisfaction with the meaningful work and service the volunteer doulas experience."

Diane E. Meier, MD
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care