FIND A HOME FUNERAL GUIDE


Home funeral guides work to empower families and friends to care for their own dead. This can entail a wide range of support: from pointing the family and friends to information, consulting to create a comfortable environment and other details, all the way to being present to guide the family through body care. The NHFA believes that families and friends can and should do as much as they are able, because this is what is most natural and healing. Some Licensed Funeral Directors (FD) offer home funerals, so please see our other directory of home-funeral-friendly FDs.

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UNITED STATES | CANADA



CALIFORNIA


Rev. Olivia Rose Bareham | Los Angeles
Sacred Crossings
310-968-2763
olivia@sacredcrossings.com
www.sacredcrossings.com


Jerrigrace Lyons | Sebastopol
Final Passages
707-824-0268
finalpassages@softcom.net
www.finalpassages.org


Akhila Murphy | Western Nevada County
Full Circle Living and Dying Collective - Home funerals and Compassionate Death and Dying Care
530-432-6929 cell/text 916-397-5443
http://www.fullcirclelivingdyingcollective.com

Ann-Ellice Parker | Oakland
Seasons of Change Training and Consulting
510-301-0258
seasons.parker@gmail.com
www.caringseasons.com


Sally Shannon | San Francisco
Threshold Coaching and Organizing
415-713-1477
sallyshannon@earthlink.net



COLORADO


Sue Mackey | Boulder
Out of the Box Funeral Planning
720-884-6878
outoftheboxfuneralplanning@gmail.com
www.outoftheboxfuneralplanning.com


Patricia Eagle | Alamosa
Horizons Ceremonies
303-946-5465
horizonsceremonies@gmail.com
www.horizonceremonies.com



ILLINOIS


Angie Buchanan | Deerfield
Earth Traditions
847-456-4833
angie@earthtraditions.org
earthtraditions.org



INDIANA


Montana Autumn Spencer | Indianapolis
Waking Memories
317-931-9108
montana@wakingmemories.com
www.wakingmemories.com
www.facebook.com/WakingMemories



KANSAS


Sarah Crews | Salina
Heart Land Home Funerals
785-404-3214 or 928-308-4292
crews.sarah.j@gmail.com
heartlandhomefunerals@gmail.com



MARYLAND


Jennifer Downs | Baltimore
Pivot Point Projects
410-258-9343
Jennifer@jenniferdowns.com
pivotpointprojects.com


Lee Hoyt | Lutherville
Thresholds Support Circle
410-409-0439
dunnhoyt@comcast.net
http://thresholdsupportcircle.com/



MASSACHUSETTS

Peg Lorenz | Shirley
Peaceful Passage at Home
978-425-6602
peglor@comcast.net
www.peacefulpassageathome.com



MICHIGAN


Merilynne Rush | Ann Arbor
After Death Home Care
734-395-9660
mrush@afterdeathhomecare.com
www.afterdeathhomecare.com



MINNESOTA


Linda Bergh | Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota
Threshold Network
612-927-0894
hellolindabergh@gmail.com
www.mnthresholdnetwork.wordpress.com/
www.beholdingthethreshold.org


Anne Murphy | Minneapolis/St. Paul
A Thousand Hands
651-964-9128
annievmurph@gmail.com
www.athousandhands.com/



MISSOURI


Rev. Kim Farmer, CNCM & Rev. Kenneth Farmer, CNCM | Squires
Neshamah
417-683-1700
kim@neshamahnetwork.org
www.sacredcrossing.org



NEW HAMPSHIRE


Deana Darby Wilton
NH Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy
603-654-1119
deanadarby@sbcglobal.net
www.nhfuneral.org


Elicia Dowd | Hooksett
NH Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy
603-587-0272
eadowd49@gmail.com    
www.nhfuneral.org


Julie Lanoi | Conway
NH Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy
603-387-9798
julieannalano@gmail.com    
www.nhfuneral.org


Lee Webster | Plymouth
NH Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy
603-236-9495
NHFREA@gmail.com    
www.nhfuneral.org



NEW JERSEY


Kris Bradley | Keyport, NJ
Bayshore Home Funerals
732-757-9162
bayshorehomefunerals@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/KrisBradleyDeathMidwife
bayshorehomefunerals.blogspot.com



NEW YORK


Lynn Barnett | Rochester
585-957-1779
ldbarn@rochester.rr.com


NORTH CAROLINA


Sara Williams | Graham (Chapel Hill area)
NHFA; Funeral Consumers Alliance-Piedmont;
Crossings Care Group 

919-623-0051
shank1094@gmail.com


PENNSYLVANIA


Zalene Corey | Kimberton
Gentle Passages, Inc.
610-933-2451
zcc@gentlepassages.com
www.gentlepassages.com


Terry Skovronek | Doylestown
Rethinking the Inevitable
484-876-1670
tskovronek@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/HomeFuneralsBuryingOurOwn


SOUTH CAROLINA


Becky Calcutt | Charleston
Palmetto Home Funerals
843-766-1950
beckycalcutt@gmail.com




TEXAS


Donna Belk | Austin
Beyond Hospice
Crossings Care Circle

512-922-8043
dbelk@austin.rr.com
www.beyondhospice.com


Sandy Booth | Austin
Crossings Care Circle
512-626-1339
sdbooth@sbcglobal.net
www.texashomefuneral.com



WASHINGTON


Kateyanne Unullisi | Puget Sound
The Emerge Foundation
425-753-5016
Kateyanne@TheEmergeFoundation.com
www.theemergefoundation.com



WISCONSIN


Lucy Basler | Webster
Sacred Ceremonies Ltd.
715-866-7798 h, 715-566-2462 c
sacredceremoniesltd@gmail.com
www.sacredceremoniesltd.org


Charlene Elderkin | Soldiers Grove
Threshold Care Circle
608-624-3240
elderkin@mwt.net
www.thresholdcarecircle.org


Fran Vandre | Jefferson
Personal Farewells
920-723-2122
personalfarewells@charter.net



CANADA



BRITISH COLUMBIA

Pashta MaryMoon | Victoria
Journeying Beyond
250-383-4065
contact@beyonds.ca
www.beyonds.ca/Journeying/home.html



NOVA SCOTIA


Cassandra Yonder | Cape Breton
BEyond Yonder Death Midwifery

902-929-2578
yonderhomestead@hotmail.com
www.deathmidwifery.ca



ONTARIO

Rochelle Martin, BScN, RN, MDiv, CPMHN(C) | Hamilton
Funeral Alternatives
905-746-3074
funeralalternatives@gmail.com
funeralalternatives.wordpress.com/
www.facebook.com/funeralalternatives.ca
www.linkedin.com/pub/rochelle-martin/38/393/68


Barb Phillips | Roseneath
Phillips Lifestyle Management Inc.
705-924-3763 h, 905-376-3592 c
whisperingpinesstudios@gmail.com
www.barbphillips.ca
www.facebook.com/Thanadoula


Disclaimer: Please note that the list of home funeral guides above is provided as a public service and that inclusion on the list does not constitute endorsement by the NHFA, nor is the NHFA party to any agreements between home funeral guides and individuals or organizations. To be included on this list, please contact nhfa.paper@gmail.com.



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