At the National Home Funeral Alliance, we want everyone to feel that a home funeral is possible for them if they want it.
Community deathcare is for everyone, and we strive to be open and receptive to all the ways home funerals can look and feel. Any person, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, (dis)ability status, religious affiliation, educational background, body type, or their past experience/relationship with death, should recognize themselves in the way that we present home funerals.
We strive to not perpetuate harmful binaries, such as the notion that you have to be anti-funeral director or anti-embalming to support home funerals. We welcome all types of people under the home funeral umbrella: those who currently work in the funeral industry and want to educate others that home funerals are an option, pro-regulation advocates, home funeral guides, and everyday folks. We also strive to ensure that our educational materials are as accessible as possible, including for those with many different learning needs. This is a continuous process for us and we are constantly learning how we can improve on this front. We welcome any feedback you may have on how we can make our materials as accessible as possible.
We prioritize sustainability of this work; our board is an all-volunteer, working board; some of us are doing this work while working full-time and being parents. We ask for grace and support while striving to meet these goals outlined above.
Change works at the speed of relationships, and so if you want to help us further our mission, please reach out to us! We always are open to having a one-on-one chat with people who feel that we have room for improvement.
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.