Who has access to quality Deathcare in the states? Those with support- physical, emotional and financial.
Our work at A Sacred Passing is rooted in elevating the conversation and increasing access to Deathcare for all humans.
Please reach out to us and see how we can walk together.
We will facilitate a conversation around death and dying that speaks to your community needs.
Invite us out and together we can work 1:1 to complete DPoA documents, along side a summary of wishes, and or emergency info wallet cards
Do you have a home? Please invite us out to do a home wake assessment. We will explain what a home wake is, what's required to be an approved home. Once approved, your home will be added to a list of spaces available to the ASP crew to facilitate a home wake for those without homes.
A Meal train Lead will assists a group of community volunteers in creating a meal train sign up and cooking meals for humans and caregivers during vigils and wakes.
Our grief is layered and can require exact precision to be accessed.
Together we cultivate a community grief practice that works within your organization.
We offer our health advocacy for folx who need a person they can trust to be their health advocate. In an emergency, medical professionals will call the HCA in the event one can't speak for them-self.
Our community members behind bars not only lack physical freedom, but the ability to be seen as an individual by the system. It is our goal to engage our local facilities to allow us to provide Deathcare planning to those behind prison walls.
Creating space for a Death Cafe can feel intimidating. Let's gather and review some helpful hints, ideas and ways to engage community.
A wake provides a place, a time, and an organic way to experience death for all involved.
Learn exactly what you can do with your body! Join us in conversation about the history of vigils and wakes, and to explore how a wake helps integrate the body, mind, and spirit of both the deceased and the people left behind. In this interactive workshop, we will talk about how and why we would revisit this tradition.
We are living in expeditionary times, of which, for many are extremely isolating and lonely. Folx at A Sacred Passing have created a Listening Line for people to call into and are currently training community members to human the line.
We have grown a 2 part training, in community, to prepare folx to be a compassionate non-medical listener.
This workshop explains what the legal end of life options are available in Washington State. Options, not access, are expanding for all aspects of death and dying- from personal care to body disposition. In an honest conversation about care, we will look at who gets care, who doesn't get care, who has all access and who doesn't.
Gather people in your life for a sweet treat or two. Plan a working lunch meeting, a cookout at the park, reserve a room at the library, or invite friends over to your home and we will facilitate a rich conversation. Talking about death can be difficult for people, and food well, it can certainly makes things easier. Together we will complete an Advance Health Care paperwork or a Death Plan outline. .
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 with program volunteers as well as our Death Doula apprentices are vigil coordinators. We are working to grow a strong web of trained community volunteers.
Crew leads a group of eight people to a site in the Olympic National Forest, for three days and two nights, to immerse themselves in an experience designed around the natural cycle of life. We take from the earth as we dig, and we learn from the land. We give back by completing a service project on the grounds, and we give forward by creating a natural installation for those yet to come. Together we experience a natural burial, free of the actual loss of a human life. That freedom can create space to explore our thoughts in a truly profound way