We are a collective of Doulas who support individuals, families, and pets in the end of life. We commit to allowing the amazing forces of love, wisdom, knowledge, law, and strength to guide us. We honor your trust by providing honest information and assistance with end-of-life events. We aspire to continue to grow the collective by nurturing a community of people, organizations, and businesses who assist individuals, families, and pets in the end of life. Check out our guiding principles here!
Board of Directors, Secretary
Summer Diegel currently serves as Secretary on the board of directors of A Sacred Passing. ASP is a nonprofit in Seattle, WA which "offers death and dying education individuals, community associations, and medical organizations. Together we work as supportive educational companions to guide and assist people towards a more conscious dying experience while honoring individual autonomy". Summer is in the process of developing courses to co-collaborate on leading in 2020.
NODA Community Companion
No One Dies Alone is a volunteer program that provides the reassuring presence of a trained volunteer companion to dying people who would otherwise be alone. A Sacred Passing supports the administration of this program in South Seattle. Volunteers are available to sit with the dying at any time and understand that death knows no time frame. We encourage you to activate the program by calling (360) 504-8272 as soon as you notice them nearing the end of life.
Sex Education & Retail
Summer Diegel currently teaches pleasure-based sex education courses with Babeland. These mini-workshops are free to the public and happen semi-regularly-- including topics such as sexual health, harm reduction, anatomy, communication, sexuality, and kink. Summer's classes are listed here.
Global COVID-19 Relief Coalition
The Virtual Funeral Collective banded together as part of a larger initiative called the Global COVID-19 Relief Coalition. The Global COVID-19 Relief Coalition is a 501c3 project of The Giving Back Fund bringing together world leading labs and organizations to provide solutions for the current COVID-19 pandemic. This White Paper contains a collection of resources and best practices to help you support your clients, patients, communities, and yourself during this stressful time.