When a person is terminally ill and has few resources, they may wait until their health deteriorates to the point of hospitalization before seeking services. Eugene and Springfield are served by several hospice
programs, but only ours provides ongoing therapy at home. We combine the end of life doula model with mental health
counseling, with special emphasis on low income and unhoused community members.
Before our program, the area had only two such doulas, neither of whom were
White Bird provides end of life counseling in clients’
homes and over the phone or using video conferencing to addressing the social determinants of
health, coordinating care, and providing case management.
Prioritized are individuals who may be
socially isolated, low income, housing insecure, disengaged from the social
service system, or who face other barriers to accessing hospice services