The Crosswalk

A resource for navigating serious illness and end-of-life care decisions

A crosswalk is a safe space used to navigate oncoming traffic. We chose this metaphor for our new resource for several reasons:

When given a life-limiting diagnosis...

  • it can feel like the world is coming at you rapidly and decisions must be made in haste
  • you might not know what your options are for moving forward
  • you could be unsure which path is the right one for you
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Roots & Roads is here to walk with you through the journey, no matter where you start.

Our vision is to transform the end-of-life experience into the final act of living well. Although our focus is on hospice care, we realize that a comprehensive resource is needed to guide our community from time of diagnosis.

Should you choose to pursue treatment, we offer resources for questions to ask your doctors. You may be wondering what palliative care is and we provide answers along with information about agencies in your area. If you determine that hospice care is best for you, we want you to be fully informed about who provides it and what services you're entitled to. We also want to support your family through their journeys in caregiving and grief.

In 2021, the idea for The Crosswalk was born when community members asked Roots & Roads to address the need for easily accessible, accurate, and unbiased information regarding end-of-life and serious-illness care. We are humbled by the importance of this initiative and invite you to share your experiences and thoughts so that this resource will be as inclusive and accessible as possible.

We invite you to explore The Crosswalk.

Coping with a
Serious Illness

Learn how to care for yourself, ease stress, and find ways to navigate the journey.

Coping with a Serious Illness

Determining What
Care is Best

Find helpful questions to ask your doctor to gain clarity and help you decide what treatments are best to meet your goals & values.

Determining What Care is Best

Advance Care
Planning

Learn what an advance healthcare directive is, where you can get one, and find additional resources to help you understand and complete your wishes. 

Advance Care Planning

Palliative Care

Learn the differences between palliative & hospice care and find palliative care providers in Southeastern Arizona.

Palliative Care

Hospice Care

Discover what hospice care is and what the benefits are, download questions to ask potential hospice providers, and find hospice providers in Southeastern Arizona.

Hospice Care

Caregiving Support

Find training opportunities, support groups, professional consultations, and respite services.

Caregiving Support

Bereavement Support

Find information and resources to support you on your grief journey.

Bereavement Support

Final Arrangements

Access accurate and reliable information about final arrangement options, costs, services, and funeral providers.

Final Arrangements

A special thank you to our private donors for their generosity and support in making this community resource possible!

Roots & Roads is a proud member of the Arizona End of Life Care Partnership, a model of community collaboration and impact anchored at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona.

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