What We do
We are here to help!
End of Life Choices California offers trained Client Advocate Volunteers who serve as advocates for Californians who are seriously or terminally ill, or those simply thinking ahead and planning for the future.
These volunteers give their time free-of-charge and provide general and specific information along with personal support to people who are facing end-of-life planning and decision-making. We provide information, advocacy and support regarding end-of-life choices and options. Our goal is to help facilitate choices that reflect the wishes and values of the person living with the disease. We believe that if individuals do not have complete information about the pros and cons of various end-of-life options, they will not be able to make an informed decision.
We can help with effective ways to communicate with health care providers, as well as members of their own families who may have difficulty accepting the patient’s end-of-life choices.
Medicine still has a long way to go in meeting the needs of patients at the end of life, ensuring to the best of their ability, a peaceful and pain-free death consistent with the patient’s values and wishes. Thankfully, California passed the End of Life Option Act, also known as medical aid in dying. However, we still find that most people facing end of life decisions do not know of the law or all their options and therefore are unable to make educated, informed end-of-life decisions. Our mission is to help ensure that all Californians who are eligible for the law are able to access the law if they wish. Our goal is to help ensure that people are able to receive the information, support and advocacy they need to experience the death they wish.
About Our Services
We help people navigate through their death process, from beginning to end. Sometimes this takes days, sometimes weeks or months: sometimes 1-2 meetings, sometimes many more. LEARN MORE
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Volunteering is what we do. We are a non-profit, donor and volunteer-driven organization, and we can’t do it without your help. If you’d like to join our efforts, let us know! APPLY TODAY