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An affiliate of Compassion & Choices
Mountain Reflection

We support those facing the end of life
and advocate for the right to a peaceful, humane death.


Tell GACLUovernor Inslee to put patients’ rights before Catholic doctrine!

Sign the petition here, or download the petition here.

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Compassion & Choices of Washington assists people with all aspects of end-of-life decision making as they face incurable and terminal illness.

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We provide free end-of-life counseling and client support services statewide to qualified patients who desire a peaceful, humane death.

We encourage advance planning and set a new standard in Washington for advance planning documents with our Compassion & Choices of Washington Advance Directive.

We promote the use of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) for those with serious illnesses. We provide these and many other documents at no cost.

We created and played a key role in leading the coalition that passed Initiative 1000 (the Washington Death With Dignity Act) into law in November, 2008 with nearly 60 percent of the popular vote. We now steward, protect, and uphold the law.

While we believe meaningful reform must include legalization of aid in dying for qualified, terminally ill adults, we do not suggest, encourage, or promote suicide or euthanasia. We do advocate for better pain management, patient-directed end-of-life care, and expanded choice for the terminally ill.

There is never a fee for our services.                           

News & Announcements

Thank you to all of you who attended our Advance Planning Seminar. Over 170 people attended!

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Karen Griffith, one of our Client Support Volunteers spoke about what Compassion & Choices of Washington does and spoke about different end of life options.

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Judy McCay, one of our volunteer speakers gave a presentation on how to fill out our Advance Directive.

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We look forward to seeing you at our next Advance Planning Seminar which will be in either February or March in Seattle! Join our mailing list to receive mailings and emails about upcoming events: http://compassionwa.org/news/signup/

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