Our Organization

About Us

Established in February 2023, Rooted in Dignity is a non-profit organization committed to infusing the journey of end-of-life planning and care with compassion and understanding. Our central focus revolves around guiding individuals and families through this profound process. Recognizing the intricacies of life’s delicate tapestry, we emphasize the significance of approaching this chapter with unwavering compassion and support.

At Rooted in Dignity, we recognize the significance of end-of-life planning, not only for oneself but also for family members and loved ones. Our Care Team is committed to providing invaluable support through a variety of channels. From insightful seminars to curated local and state resources, we aim to equip you with the tools needed to make informed decisions.

As you navigate the landscape of end-of-life planning, Rooted in Dignity stands by your side. We are more than an organization; we are a caring community dedicated to ensuring that every individual’s journey concludes with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Our Mission

We believe in fostering a community where individuals can navigate this sensitive phase with dignity and grace.

Our mission is to empower individuals and their families as they navigate this transformational time with dignity, grace, and peace of mind.

What We Value Most

Guiding Principles for Dignified End-of-Life Care


Experience end-of-life planning and care with dignity at the core; upholding your inherent worth and humanity throughout the journey, ensuring a respectful and meaningful transition.


Navigate the complexities of end-of-life decisions emotional, practical, and informational assistance, supporting you and your loved ones every step of the way.


Empower yourself with the knowledge to make confident decisions. Our comprehensive resources provide the insights and guidance needed, ensuring you are well-prepared for the journey ahead.


Discover a compassionate approach to end-of-life care. Our Care Team understands the emotional nuances of life's final stages, providing a supportive environment for you and your family throughout the journey.


Embrace end-of-life planning that respects and reflects your unique background. We are committed to inclusivity, ensuring our resources and services cater to the diverse needs and traditions of all individuals and families.


Our commitment to accessibility ensures that valuable information and support are readily available - breaking down barriers to essential care and planning and making end-of-life resources easily accessible to everyone.

A care Team of Experts You Can Trust!

Our strength lies in our talented team of professionals, each driven by a shared passion for innovation and excellence. Get to know the faces behind our success.

Darthula Young

End-of-Life Care Coach and Doula

Arlene Paden

Adult Psychiatrist

Cemeré James

Spiritual Advisor

Jalyn Smith

Licensed Social Worker

Karen Crawford

Certified Public Accountant and Project Management Professional


We understand that discussing and planning for the inevitable can be nerve-wracking. Our goal is to relieve the anxiety the discussion creates and help you create a plan that best fits you and your loved ones. Ready to take the first step? Our Care Team is here to help!