Welcome to the
Northeast Death Care Collaborative
The mission of the Northeast Death Care Collaborative is to encourage networking, education, and resource sharing among individual practitioners and organizations providing services at end-of-life in communities in northeastern portions of North America, and beyond. Founded by Dina Stander in 2018, the Northeast Death Care Collaborative's primary activity is a facebook group with more than 750 members, now representing the faces of death care from New England to Alaska, Nova Scotia to BC, on 3 continents and in at least 5 countries.
The purpose of this organization is to build a strong web of connection between people working in end-of-life, with the specific intent to promote best practices in caregiving through collaboration and education that is inclusive & encouraging, helping each of us to be effective in serving our clients and communities.
This is a place for collaboration among end-of-life navigators, slow medicine practitioners, hospice & palliative care staff, end-of-life doulas & death midwives, family caregivers, funeral consumer advocates, home funeral guides, funeral celebrants, funeral directors, green and natural burial activists, burial ground managers, clergy, artists, entrepreneurs & others engaged in community death care and education.
Death happens in every one's life along the way, and then it happens to each of us. It always seems too early, until it's not. In a world that is becoming more complicated every day, making end of life care less complicated and more humane is a good plan.