It has been my goal for some time to work as a Death Doula (aka Death Midwife) and Home Funeral Guide. I've done all the independent learning (via books and videos) that I can. My goal now is to take the next step and participate in a certification class.
If you aren't familiar with what a Death Doula is, the word "doula" means "woman who serves". A Death Doula serves the dying and their family, easing the transition and working as an advocate when dealing with hospitals, hospice centers, funeral homes, etc. A Home Funeral Guide is someone who can help the dying and their family create a funeral and/or vigil at home, helping to create a meaningful ritual in the arms of the people who care for them the most.
I have three goals, depending on the money I raise.
If I can manage to raise $189, I will enroll in an online Certification in End of Life Care via Middlesex Community College. Read more here: http://www.ed2go.com/online-courses/end-of-life-care-certificate (I've reached this one! Thanks to all who have shared and donated!!)
My second goal, should I reach $465 is to take the online modules of Beyond Hospice's certification program for midwives to the dying and home funeral guides. A really great start to my official training!
You can read more about this training here: http://beyondhospice.com/?page_id=1011
If I reach my full goal of $1,500, I will be participating in both the Beyond Hospice training for midwives to the dying & home funeral guides online modules and the the residential training in Austin, Texas. This goal includes the cost to fly from NJ to TX, where the training takes place.
Completing any of these goals will give me the ability to be a positive resource for my community and the ability to help train more Death Doulas, so that they will one day be readily available for everyone who wants a more personal, caring transition to their next adventure.
Thank you so very much for all the support, any donations in any amount, and all the shares via social media! <3
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