FAQs

death doula services durham north carolina

What do your services cost?

Peaceful Crossings currently operates on voluntary donations for time (with the exception of legacy projects for which I charge $40/hr + net material expenses).


I do offer my end-of-life doula services in Durham at no cost for those who can't contribute monetarily, and cap donations for my full-service package at $2,000. I do not accept any donations above that amount, nor do I accept gifts of any significant monetary value. I uphold the highest moral and ethical standards of the EOL doula practice, set forth in the NEDA Code of Ethics.

What are your qualifications?

In addition to my years of experience as a hospice volunteer, I completed training through the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA), which is recognized by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). I have also earned an End of Life Doula Professional Certificate from the University of Vermont's Larner College of Medicine and am pursuing accreditation with the National End of Life Doula Alliance (NEDA). I am always open to inquiries from, and partnerships with, Durham hospice programs.

What areas do you serve?

I provide end-of-life doula services to residents of the greater Durham and Chapel Hill areas in North Carolina.

Are your services covered by Medicare?

End-of-life doula services are not currently covered under the medicare model -- but various organizations are working to make this happen.

Do I need to sign up for all three core services?

No. I work with patients on whatever aspects of the doula service model they choose.

Do you provide companion or home health care services?

No, but I have a robust referral resource to help families in the Durham and Raleigh area prepare for end-of-life needs outside of doula services.