Doula Grief Support
FREE Grief Support Project
The NHPCO End-Life Doula Advisory Council is pleased to continue to offer our DOULA GRIEF SUPPORT PROJECT service. Are you grappling with grief? This program is open to anyone dealing with a recent death, who feels that they may benefit from several time-limited, FREE of charge, & completely CONFIDENTIAL individual grief support sessions, facilitated by a seasoned End-of-Life Doula. If you or someone you know is grieving due to a recent death-related loss, we’d like to assist you by lending a professional, compassionate listening ear.
This brief program consists of:
- Four FREE, private, one-hour (non-clinical) grief support sessions
- Scheduled, one-on-one conversations with a Doula about your loss
- Meetings are held via telephone or video conferencing (Zoom)
- An additional four sessions (for a total of 8) with your Doula, if you wish
- Services may be provided in English or Spanish
Grief is a normal human reaction to loss, and bereavement is the process we naturally undertake to heal from our losses and move forward with our lives.
An End-of-Life Doula is a holistically trained, non-medical, “companion”, whose primary job is to offer an extra layer of care and emotional support before, during, and after a death. Talking to a professional doula about your loss can help you navigate your grief and “jumpstart” your personal healing process.
For more information about Doulas, please download our Doula FAQ Page.
How do I sign up? If you’d like to participate as a short-term client in the DOULA GRIEF SUPPORT PROJECT, simply complete this online form. OR, send an email to EOLDoula@nhpco.org with your name and contact information. Either way, you’ll be promptly matched with an End-of-Life Doula, and will receive grief support services at your convenience.
“Because of the support I received… I feel stronger and less alone in this world, despite the profound loss I have experienced. With patience and grace, my doula guided me through this first stage and provided me tools & ways to accept my new reality. I am forever grateful to her and the NHPCO for this opportunity to heal.” -C. Gutierrez