Community Care Groups are made up of people in community, in whatever way that community is organized or expressed, such as spiritual or neighborhood or interest-based, who work together to provide information, training and assistance to people who want to learn about home funerals. As with home funeral guides, the purpose of the group is to empower families to conduct home funerals themselves. Assistance with hands-on care is freely given.
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Full Circle Living & Dying Collective email@example.com fullcirclelivingdyingcollective.com facebook/fullcirclelivingdying Akhila Murphy 530-432-6929 We are a Collective of End-of-life doulas, death care midwives, and educators, trained in end-of-life and after death care. Located in Nevada County, CA, we provide community education through informative talks, presentations, training, consultations and Death Cafes. We encourage open communication and assist you step by step through the dying process. Offering guidance in dying ritual, ceremony, home vigil, home funeral, and more. We offer Compassionate tools for bringing about a smooth transition for the dying person, family and community.
Founded in 2014, Returning Home offers education and support to families and the community on the sacred act of caring for your dead at home. We also hold community fundraisers to support families in need and fund the first public eco preserve burial ground in Colorado! Returning Home is a component fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundations, a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
The Death Doula Collective is a group of trained Death Doulas in Boulder, CO. Our mission is to provide grounded presence, consistent companionship, coaching, practical assistance for home funeral planning and paperwork, ceremony, ritual, vigil and advocacy to support individuals and families through the end of life process. We serve to raise the conversation and consciousness of death, dying and grief by offering awareness, education, workshops, and resources to the beautiful community around us.
Final Friends of Gainesville is an independent group of community volunteers led by Dennis Shuman who provide free education, guidance, and support for a “home funeral” to any individual or family who wants to care for their own deceased loved ones prior to burial or cremation. With the benefit of our knowledge and experience, we strive to make this choice of “caring for our own dead” an easier path for those that find it meaningful and preferable.
Founded in 2009 by Jennifer Downs and Lee Hoyt, Threshold Support Circle provides a forum and resources to explore end-of-life issues and after-death care, including home funerals and green burials. We offer opportunities to discuss options, ask questions, learn new skills, and share stories of personal experience.
The Minnesota Threshold Network was formed in 2008 as an informal place to talk, share, and educate ourselves and others about the environmental, emotional and economic benefits of a more natural, less commercial, approach to death, including conscious dying, home vigils, family-directed funerals, and green burials. Small meetings are held monthly. Larger public forums and film screenings are held periodically. All meetings are free and open to all. Nancy and Becky are co-authors of Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully: A Journey with Cancer and Beyond.
New Hampshire Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy Lee Webster, Elicia Dowd, Julie Lanoie, Susan Curtin, Deana Darby, Janet Ellis, Michael Whitman, Chuck Lakin 603-236-9495 firstname.lastname@example.org nhfuneral.org
Beginning as Turning Leaf Home Funerals, NHFREA now encompasses all things funeral as well as home funeral and green burial information and assistance. NHFREA offers presentations, workshops, community and spiritual group education, and personal and family consultative services as a nonprofit educational organization. Our specialty is speaking at public venues about the benefits and how-to's of home funeral and green burial.
Lancaster Friends Meeting: Care Group for Death and Dying Lancaster Jodi Good 717-917-4117 lancasterpaquakers.org
We are a care community with the purpose of caring for our own members at death. We desire to ‘wrap our arms around,’ be present, and comfort our Friend, her family and beloved during our Friend’s transition into death and memorial care. This spiritually-led ministry refl ects Friend’s beliefs in simplicity, community, and green consciousness. It fosters conscious dying and honors the wishes of our Friend. We provide home and hospital visits, waiting and wake vigils, body care and removal, transportation for cremation or green burial
Crossings Care Circle offers educational workshops and trainings for people who are planning to have a family-directed funeral, and give church and community groups, families and individuals the information they need to carry out a home funeral.
Founded in 2006 and located in southwestern Wisconsin, the mission of Threshold Care Circle is to educate and empower individuals and families who wish to care for their own at the time of death, according to their spiritual and/or cultural beliefs. We provide educational materials, group presentations and family consultations that prepare and empower individuals and the community to care for their dead at home, enabling them to carry out a home or family-directed funeral, with or without the services of a funeral director.
Educating and empowering families, individuals, and communities in preparing and caring for their own after death.WEOH started in the Madison area in 2014 to raise awareness of, and provide support for, home funerals and natural burials. We are a small group of volunteers who each bring personal and/or professional experience in working with many aspects of end-of-life care, funeral support, after-death body care, grief support, and more.
Last Breath was formed in 2012, and located in Central Ontario. The members meet monthly as a community support group willing to explore death and all that surrounds that inevitable part of life. Throughout our many gatherings we have clarified our goals and crafted an outreach action plan based on our mission statement: " To offer open minded discussions and information that challenge and expand personal views on dying and after-death alternatives." We initiate these conversations through Death Cafe events, film screening and discussion gatherings, and Die-alogue guest speaker forums.
We want everyone to know that there are alternatives out there, that they don’t ever have to just accept what is on offer; the control really is your own. We want you to know what questions to ask, what discussions to have and who to talk to, so that you are well placed to make truly informed decisions when it comes to death and dying. We can assist you with a greater understanding of your rights and the options available to you and help to unravel the ‘industry language’ which is all too commonly used in the public space but is often not well explained. By engaging in meaningful and honest conversation about every aspect of death and dying in a safe and supported environment we have found that people go forward feeling far more at ease with what was an uncomfortable discussion.
Disclaimer:Please note that the "Get Assistance" lists are provided as a public service to those wishing to learn more about home funerals, and that inclusion on the list does not constitute endorsement by the NHFA. Nor is the NHFA party to any agreements between individuals or organizations who are included. Listings are alphabetical by country > state > business name.
The NHFA is a nonprofit 501c3 organization committed to supporting home funeral education. The NHFA does not offer certification opportunities. Membership in the NHFA and participation in its activities does not constitute endorsement of any kind.