Halley’s life was quite different before she became a hospice Social Worker. Before earning her Master’s in Social Work and starting at Hospice of the Northwest, Halley worked in retail, served in the United States Army and worked at an aircraft repair station working on Boeing 737 airplanes.
As a hospice social worker, Halley said she is honored to assist patients and families going through the end-of-life journey.
“I find it a calling to be able to hold space and walk alongside patients and families going through some of the most challenging times in their lives,” said Halley. “We will all get to the end of our lives at some point, and it gives me fulfillment to help make that transition just a little bit easier.”
Hospice of the Northwest social workers are part of every dedicated care team. Halley’s duties as a social worker on care teams include counseling, community resource navigation, advocacy, and psychoeducation.
“I try to think outside the box for solutions to difficult issues, and have a back pocket full of dad jokes in case one is warranted,” said Halley.
Thinking outside the box is not new for Halley. Growing up on a farm, she used to spend time trying to hypnotize her chickens (to do what, exactly, she didn’t disclose). She also trained her own horse at 15 years old and won 1st place at the fair that year. Now she enjoys spending time with her family and being in nature.