What is the cost for your services?

We receive revenue from our training, events, and workshops and our work is also generously supported by individual and corporate donations, grants, and volunteers. If you are so called, you can make a tax-deductible donation, you can do that here.

how is what you offer different from Hospice Care?

Our supportive services augment Hospice Care, and we work very closely with Hospice to coordinate the care of our clients, by providing enhanced services above and beyond Hospice to those families in need of end-of-life care. We are here to fill in as many gaps in the current system of care as we can and are committed to providing compassionate, affordable, and integrative end-of-life care at no charge. It is important to note that:

  • Hospice is constrained by strict Medicare guidelines. Currently, benefits only cover two-thirds of costs incurred, leaving families with the weighty financial, emotional, and psychological burden of care.
  • The economic burden of end-of-life caregiving and the effects on the caregivers themselves too often leads to economic hardship and disruption of life and well-being.
  • Families are often overwhelmed with the many options available at every stage of illness or crisis and unable to deal with indifferent insurance companies frequently leaves the middle-aged children of the dying alone and over-burdened during a time of unspeakable grief.

The HeartWay offers support during all phases of care in hopes of providing an accessible means for families to transcend fears, and inspire peace, love, and compassion.

When is it a good time to reach out to The HeartWay for support?

It is never too early to reach out if you are in need of support, advice, resources, or services for:

  • End of Life Planning
  • Advocacy
  • End-of-Life-Care
  • Grief Counseling
  • Funeral & Memorial Services (inclusive of In-Home Funerals)

We are honored to walk by your side and help or will gladly refer you to appropriate resources should your needs exceed our abilities.

What is the difference between an END-OF-LIFE Practitioner and a DEATH DOULA

An end-of-life practitioner (ELP) is a death doula, but a death doula may not be an end of life practitioner. The difference often lies within their educational backgrounds and scope of practice.

An end-of-life doula is a non-medical professional trained to provide non-medical comfort and support to the dying person and their loved ones in the final days, weeks, and months of life. Training programs for a death doula range from a weekend course to a several month online program.

Click here to read a more in-depth explanation.

how do i access support?

We offer you three very easy ways to access support:

  1. Fill out a request for information/support form and a representative will get back to you within several hours.
  2. Email us at info@theheartway.org with your requests.
  3. Call us at 949.433.8228

We are here to serve you and help bring you peace of mind.

I don’t live near your locations. Can I still receive support?

Yes. We can provide effective support utilizing virtual resources such as private phone support, messaging, and video. Remote support can allow you to stay in the comfort of your home while receiving high quality care. Staying connected supports connection, healing, care, and compassion. Many prefer an integrative care plan utilizing all the resources that are available.

do you make house calls?

We Stand by You — This healthcare crisis lays bare the urgent need for everyone in our society to have access to loving care, especially at the end of life. We are still providing in-person end of life services.

In addition to serving, you in your home (whenever possible), we can conduct video conferencing and tele-care consults with clients all over the world.

The safety and well-being of our community is our highest concern. The HeartWay has expanded services to include online event and educational programs to the extent possible.

how can i get involved?

The HeartWay is founded on Volunteerism. We’re always grateful for any voluntary support our community can offer. We have opportunities that involve working with our founder in special projects; facilitating or hosting a fundraiser; helping out at our events; accompanying a dog on its journey home as a flight buddy; or even assist in one of our grief workshops/events.  There are so many ways you can show your support for The HeartWay and, by extension, providing care for those at the end of life and their loved ones.

Click to find out more about our volunteer opportunities, and register your interest. You can also sign up to our Newsletter to be kept up to date with all our latest opportunities.

where is the heartway based?

We are located in California as a registered non-profit EIN- 47-4703348. We have offices in northern and southern California.

Even though our home is California, our services reaches beyond the borders of the United States. We provide client consultations, programs, workshops, and trainings that reach into over ten countries. You can find out more about our global outreach here on our programs page.

how do i set up a reoccuring donation?

Setting up a regular gift to The HeartWay is one of the most meaningful ways you can help; your ongoing support helps us fund vital client care costs, including home visits, materials, supplies, collaboration of care, and community programs such as The Death Café, Healing grief thru HeArt, and training programs for those practitioners working in the frontline of end-of-life care.

Set up a monthly donation here.
If you’d rather make a one-off donation, you can do so on our donation page.
*All donations are tax-deductible.


Of course! We’re grateful to receive donations in whatever form best suits you:

Please make cheques payable to The HeartWay and send to:
The HeartWay
300 Woodpecker Lane
Nevada City, Ca 95959

If you’d like to donate cash (for example, if you have raised funds through a fundraiser, event, or raffle), we recommend that you deposit the cash into your personal account and then make a donation.

We are a Facebook & Instagram verified charity, which enables you to set up a fundraiser directly from your Facebook page. Click here for instructions – you’ll simply need to search and select The HeartWay when choosing your charity. You may also donate via PayPal Giving Fund.

Thank you for your generosity and support.


The HeartWay’s EIN is 47-4703348

*All donations are tax-deductible.