DOULA PROGRAM TO ACCOMPANY AND COMFORT INC

aka The Doula Program   |   New York, NY   |  www.doulaprogram.org

Mission

The Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort's mission is to minimize the isolation and loneliness experienced by individuals with life threatening illness who are facing the end of their lives alone. Individuals are known beyond their illness, through special relationships with a Doula Volunteer.

These services are provided free of charge to individuals in need.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director/Director of Education and Training

Amy Levine LCSW

Main address

55 Exchange Place Suite 402

New York, NY 10005 USA

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EIN

46-1117388

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort

Train and supervise volunteers to form meaningful relationships with individuals facing the end of life without friends or family. Volunteers get to know people beyond their illness and visit weekly, whether the person is at home or hospitalized.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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Number of volunteer hours

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

The Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals served by our volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

The Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Doula Volunteers active during the course of a year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Totals represent the number Doula Volunteers who have been active by visiting at least one person during the course of a year.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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We envision making the world a kinder place.

We believe that anyone in need should be known beyond their illness, have their life stories heard, and be accompanied and comforted by a specially trained compassionate Doula Volunteer.

Our goal is to serve those in need of a Doula Volunteer in New York City.

Eventually our goal is to expand the Doula Program to serve nationally and internationally.

Our referral strategy is to continue to build partnerships with healthcare and social service organizations throughout New York City.

Our strategy with Volunteers is to continue to recruit, carefully screen, thoroughly train, and successfully manage volunteers as they form relationships with people who are facing the end of life alone without friends or families.

Our strategy to secure funding is to partner with as many foundations and individuals as possible to ensure that the organization can flourish and meet the demand for services.

The Doula Program recruits, screens, specially trains, carefully matches and supervises Doula Volunteers who visit individuals facing life threatening illness in area hospitals, healthcare facilities (nursing homes/assisted living) and at home.

Doula Volunteers visit weekly with one individual until he or she dies. These meaningful relationships last weeks, months and years. Our specially trained Palliative Care Doula Volunteers visit several individuals weekly in hospitals. Hundreds of individuals facing the end of life have been less alone as a result of a Doula Volunteer.

* The Doula Program continues to receive a large number (over 100) of inquiries to become a Doula Volunteer annually. Due to our high retention rate we are able to carefully interview and eventually select the 12-15 people who we feel are best equipped to become Doula Volunteers.

* Extensive outreach to new referring partners, as well as maintaining excellent relationships with existing referring providers, permits the Doula program to reach more isolated people in need of this special relationship as they face life with few family or friends.

* The Doula Program has been invited to consult and provide training to medical teams as well as to social service providers locally and nationally. Interest in the Program remains very high as a means of providing high quality, cost effective support services to people isolated by advanced illness.

* As the Program reaches a greater number of people, support from individuals and family foundations has increased.

Financials

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DOULA PROGRAM TO ACCOMPANY AND COMFORT INC

Board of directors
as of 2/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Alan LaVine

MD (retired)

Term: 2012 -

Michael Campagna

Moerus Capital

Michael McGowan

Aarti Jindal

Beth Formidoni

Sheila Erdos

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No