The purpose of Circle Of Life Coalition is to provide education, information, and resources about all facets of end-of-life care. We want to continue the community of healing and support that the Coalition started in 2000. The majority of people facing end-of-life issues do not know about the resources available to them. The general public does not understand hospice and palliative care services. Many people believe that hospice is simply using medications to make the patient feel comfortable but that is only one aspect. A team of dedicated professionals surrounds the patient and family with an array of resources including counseling, support groups, and spiritual guidance. One of the many goals will be to educate the community on the differences from perception to reality.