The National Home Funeral Alliance defines Home Funeral Guides as "trained individuals who educate and empower families to exercise their innate right of caring for their own dead". They serve in many ways: from pointing folks to information, to consulting how best to create a comfortable environment, to being present to guide the family through body care at their request. Home funeral guides do not provide hands-on service for pay—their goal is to educate families to be able to care for their own loved ones. 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.
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.