Circle of Love

Mailing Address: PO Box 212, El Rito, NM 87530
County of Location: Rio Arriba
Phone: (575) 581-4715
NTEE Code: A- Arts, Culture and Humanities, E- Health Care, P- Human Services
Mission Statement:

To comfort the physical,emotional and spiritual pain of the critically ill and their loved ones using live prescriptive music (harp and voice)at the bedside.

To offer artistic performances and educational presentations that deepen awareness of personal and cultural models of death, loss, and grief.

Primary Programs:

1. Music vigils for critically-ill persons and their families provided by certified music-thanatologists live at the bedside with harp and voice. 

2) Educational presentations about the field of music-thanatology and the role of music in relieving pain and providing comfort at the end-of-life. 

3) "Sailing by Night," a solo performance piece weaving song, music story and dramatic material to explore the realm of mystery, beauty, loss and love encountered by caregivers for the critically-ill.

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Bernalillo, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos, National
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $24,999 or less
Personnel: All Volunteer
Executive Director:

Judith Shotwell

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS

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