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New Website Launching Soon

Welcome to Grace in the Leaving

Our lives on this planet are journeys from birth to death.


I warmly invite you into this space where we focus more on the ending than the beginning or middle of this journey. Death and dying need not be unwelcome traveling companions. They join us all, sooner or later. Whether it is you, a beloved family member, or a friend, I will help you prepare. I will support you on the way.

As an End-of-Life Doula, my services focus on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients, their partners, friends, and families and include bereavement support for children, teens, and adults. My training and skills provide compassionate, professional non-medical support.

The Grace in the Leaving website will launch in the very near future. Until then, please reach out to me by using my contact form below. I am honored you stopped by and look forward to meeting you.


Laura Hoekstra

Advocate - Educator - Companion - Fellow Traveler

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“End of life makes visible the kind of light that signifies introspection and reflection and that goes on shining in darkness, even after grief has turned from a single event into a lifelong journey. It is a light that radiates far and wide and is felt when all language fails us.”

Quoted from Death is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End

by Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD, (c.2020 by William Hudson, LLC)


Leave your email address below to learn when the Grace in the Leaving website launches and to receive occasional information and reflections from Grace in the Leaving.


Should you have questions or need information regarding end-of-life doula services, please take a moment to fill out the form below.

Thank you for being in touch. I will return your message shortly.

© 2022 / Grace in the Leaving / Laura Hoekstra

End-of-Life Doula Services

Grand Rapids, MI

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