What is a Death Doula?

An end-of-life doula, or death doula, is someone who makes themselves available to assist a dying individual and, typically, the family before, during and after a death occurs in order to provide physical, emotional, psychological and even spiritual support. Doulas can complement systems already in place, allowing caregivers respite and those living remotely the assurance that their loved one is well-supported. Our team of doulas will meet you where you are, and assist with developing a cohesive plan which honors all who are involved.

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Supporting You Through Life’s Final Scene

Our mission, as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is to create an online collective of professional doulas that help companion and serve those in need. We offer respite care, vigil, companioning, advanced directive planning, and other general doula services remotely and in-person, as well as additional services specific to each doula. We are accessible to the deaf community via live Zoom close-captioning. We operate on a sliding scale to ensure that our services are available to everyone who needs them.

The doulas at the Virtual Death Doula Network, Inc. are committed to respecting clients from across our variety of backgrounds. We recognize that death is an intensely personal experience, shaped by a lifetime of experience and belief. We aim to create a space that celebrates the diversity of our doulas, clients, and their loved ones. We endeavor to honor everyone by including perspectives from backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and national origin.

 
 

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Death Doula 101

We are offering a deep-dive covering all aspects of being an end-of-life doula. Next class dates TBD.

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