National Home Funeral Alliance: The NHFA acts as a clearinghouse of all things home funeral, providing connections and resource information to all who are looking for guidance.
Crossings: Caring for Our Own at Death: CROSSINGS is a founding organization of a gentle but radical movement in the US that stands for the healing power of caring for our own departed. We serve the dead. We serve the families of the dead. We serve love. We serve the Earth. And we believe that no less than the healing of our society is at stake as we decide how our dead are cared for.
Final Passages: Final Passages provides educational materials, consultations, in-services, presentations, referrals and seminars that prepare and support individuals and the community to carry out a home or family-directed funeral.
Funeral Consumers Alliance: Funeral Consumers Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer’s right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.
Green Burial Council: The Green Burial Council is an independent, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainable death care and the use of burial as a new means of protecting natural areas.
Home Funeral Directory: Here you will find resources to give you the confidence to carry out a home or family-directed funeral. This site includes information on natural after-death care, green burial options, and home funeral guides listed by state.
Natural Transitions: A non-profit resource center providing education on conscious, holistic, and green approaches to end of life, including family-directed home-based after-death care. They also publish on an on-line and hard copy magazine called Natural Transitions Magazine, you can subscribe or order copies here
Death Cafe: Death Cafes provide a comfortable environment for people to discuss death over tea, coffee and cake. Their aim is to help people make the most of their lives by bringing death back into the conversation.
DeathWise: DeathWise is a nonprofit organization passionately committed to helping people talk about and consciously plan for the end of their lives.
Americans for Better Care of the Dying: Americans for Better Care of the Dying (ABCD) is dedicated to ensuring that all Americans can count on good end of life care.
Music for End-of-Life
Beyond Living: Fingerpicked Ruminations on the Hereafter and Its Messengers; Laurel, Alicia Bay, 2009 http://cdbaby.com/cd/AliciaBayLaurel
Harp of Hope; Schneider, J.D., Pd.D., Diane http://harpofhope.com