Palliative Care in Rwanda
Click here to view our short documentary video made by HWB volunteer Margo Hill. The video provides a nearly 11 minute snapshot of our work in Rwanda.
Since 2010, Hospice Without Borders has partnered with the Rwandan Ministry of Health as well as local and international NGOs to improve culturally appropriate access to home based hospice and palliative care clinical services, pain control (meaning oral morphine solution made by the Rwandan government), palliative care education, and bereavement support initiatives.
Street Outreach in Olympia Washington. This is one of our board members and volunteers, Rose Flannigan, gifting a memory quilt to a shelter guest and long time friend, Doug, who had at the time of this photograph recently lost his spouse Minnie to illness.
Rose described the moment at the shelter when she gave Doug the quilt as transformative.
Rose said in that moment of shared loss, "Doug and I were the same...Two grieving human beings who had just lost the most important person in our lives, and that quilt bound us together."
Present to Dying ~
A community-based contemplative care training program for
Our 4 week immersive program is offered twice annually. The first cohort is scheduled to begin September 17, 2022.
The intention of this program is to improve our individual and collective capacity to be present to the people in our lives facing death ~ including ourselves.
During our time together we will engage in direct practices intended to deepen our awareness of loss, interconnectedness, and our inherent basic goodness.
At the conclusion of the program, you will be empowered to serve as compassionate companions, intimate with death, resources to yourselves, and resources to one another.