Bridge the Gap, LLC is a business that serves people in Portland, Oregon and SW Washington that are living with a serious illness or at the end of life stage. We encourage you to call us well before you or your loved on is at the hospice stage; we offer support before you qualify for hospice.
Bridge the Gap offers CareDoula ® and Certified End of Life Doula services, Grief Support, and more. We help people and their families who live with a serious illness and need emotional, spiritual, and practical support.
What is an End of Life Doula?
NEDA’s definition of the end of life doula is: “End-of-life doulas provide non-medical, holistic support and comfort to the dying person and their family, which may include education and guidance as well as emotional, spiritual or practical care.”
What is Bridge the Gap, LLC?
Meagan Hope and Simon Blanco, own and run Bridge the Gap, LLC. Meagan Hope is a certified end-of-life doula, CareDoula® and EOL doula mentor. Meagan has years of experience as a patient within our broken medical system and then trained and became certified as a CareDoula® and medical advocate. “Our system is broken, we need people who understand how to support a better quality of life whatever stage of life you’re in.” -Meagan Hope
Who We Serve
At Bridge the Gap, LLC, we offer end of life doula support and CareDoula® services for people who need non-medical palliative emotional support and/or hospice care in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, WA.
* We serve those who are considering Death With Dignity in both Washington or Oregon and also VSED (Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking).
Who Wants to Become an End of Life Doula?
We also provide 1:1 consulting and support for people who want to become an end-of-life doula. Please see our new consulting program for people who are feeling called to do this work on some kind of level!
Meagan Hope (EOL Business Mentor)
Meagan founded a nonprofit 501 (3) nonprofit in 2004 and has since owned 4 other successful businesses since that time. She is qualified as an end of life doula and also business/marketing mentor as she has 17 years business and marketing experience. We offer 1:1 consulting. This summer we are launching an online course on how to navigate your end of life doula journey and business. There will also be a group mastermind for people who are ready to start their end of life doula journey.
We have a special & unique program that many other end of life doulas do not provide. You don’t have to be dying in order to utilize our services. We offer our CareDoula® services and Advocacy. This is offered to anyone living with a serious illness that needs a holistic palliative support system. We work with many palliative care clinics and clinics all around Vancouver, WA and Portland, Oregon..
Professional & Ethical
You will receive a professional and friendly experience at Bridge the Gap, LLC. You will never experience any judgment and will always feel supported as this is our #1 goal. We also abide by a strict code of ethics, have experience with death with dignity in both Oregon & Washington and also VSED (voluntary stopping eating and drinking) and carry Healthcare Liability Insurance.
One of the greatest things we can offer as a loved one is in the active dying stage is to provide relief for the support system. If family and friends need a nap or break for a few of hours we can provide that support and stay by the their side while they’re dying. We can also create a plan so everyone feels supported during this stage of the dying process.
Much Needed Anxiety Relief For Entire Family
One of the most common things we hear from the families we work with are, overwhelm, stress, and anxiety. As end of life doulas, we specialize in helping ease the anxiety and stress that is often prevalent and debilitating to the person living with the illness and their family.
We receive ongoing training and education through many reputable organizations such as The Hospice Foundation of America, and and other continuing education programs offered in the field. Our doulas are certified and insured. There is no governing organization or formal licenses needed for death doulas. But we go above and beyond with our ongoing training.
We Create a Plan
Many people feel a sense of ease when there is a plan. We help you manage all the tasks at hand and offer emotional and spiritual support as we create a plan together. It can take hours of research trying to learn about what you need if you need palliative care or preparing for the end of life, please let us help. We want you to spend quality times with the ones you love.
The Help You Need Starts Here
Call Us — Meagan: 503- 863- 0596 or Simon 360-787-1016
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org