Organizations

The following list of organizations includes resources where you can find more detailed information on specific areas and topics related to medical aid in dying and death with dignity.

alsa.org

(ALSA) provides education, advocacy and information about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS – or – Lou Gehrig’s disease). Whether you’re newly diagnosed, navigating your journey with the disease, caring for a person with ALS, or researching the cure, there are resources to support you. Visit them online

California Hospice and Palliative Care Association

Established in 1986, CHAPCA is headquartered in Sacramento, CA. CHAPCA is governed by the Board of Directors,whose members are responsible for setting the policy of the association.  Visit them online

Caregiver Action Network (CAN)

offers caregiving tips and on-line resources including a support network and resource guides and is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. Visit them online

Clearing House for Longterm Care

The Administration for Community Living, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, brings together the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging, the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the HHS Office on Disability to serve as the Federal agency responsible for increasing access to community supports, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities across the lifespan.  Visit them online

Coalition for Compassionate Care

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) promotes high-quality, compassionate care for everyone who is seriously ill or nearing the end of life.  Visit them online

Compassion & Choices

Compassion & Choices improves care, expands options and empowers everyone to chart their end-of-life journey. We envision a society that affirms life and accepts the inevitability of death, embraces expanded options for compassionate dying, and empowers everyone to choose end-of-life care that reflects their values, priorities, and beliefs.  Visit them online

The Conversation Project

The Conversation Project is a public engagement initiative with a goal that is both simple and transformative: to have every person’s wishes for end-of-life care expressed and respected. Visit them online

Death With Dignity

The mission of the Death with Dignity National Center is to promote death with dignity laws based on our model legislation, the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, both to provide an option for dying individuals and to stimulate nationwide improvements in end-of-life care. Visit them online

Hemlock Society of San Diego

The Hemlock Society of San Diego is a 32 year old 501 (c)(3), not-for-profit, volunteer, educational organization. Our mission is to provide education to the San Diego community about all end of life choices. We believe that people should be able to die consistent with their own beliefs and values and with proper, current information.   Visit them online

Orphan Wisdom

Stephen Jenkinson is a teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, farmer and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School, a teaching house and learning house for the skills of deep living and making human culture. It is rooted in knowing history, being claimed by ancestry, working for a time ​yet to come.​ Visit them online

thelastjourney.info

A gentle exploration of the process of Advance Care Planning.

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End of Life Choices California provides information and personal support regarding California’s End of Life Option Act and all other legal end-of-life options to the medical community and to the public.