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 two sessions (for a total of 6) 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 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