Links to Resource Websites Regionally and Nationally
The national funeral consumers alliance
The goal of the funeral consumers alliance is to ensure consumers are fully prepared and protected when planning a funeral for themselves or for loved ones. LINK
PEOPLE'S MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION (Washington State FCA Affiliate)
Peoples Memorial Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1939 to help folks in Washington state avoid the confusions, sales pressure and high expense often associated with cremation and burial arrangements. LINK
Caring Bridge helps you and/or your friends and family create a free personal website to quickly share updates about your own or someone else's health journey. LINK
Compassion and choices - Oregon chapter
Normalizing end-of-life care and choices.
Compassion and Choices is changing attitudes, practices and policies so that everyone can access the information and options they need to have more control and comfort at the end of life. LINK
federal trade commission - consumer funeral rights
CERTIFICATION: The Green Burial Council is the environmental certification organization setting the standard for green burial in North America. We offer environmental certificates for funeral homes, cemeteries and product manufacturers.
EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY: We believe that the deathcare industry needs to embrace a new ethic for a new era. Our education and advocacy is helping organizations and individuals within this industry understand the environmental, societal and economic benefits of green burial. We hope to make “green” or “natural” burial the new standard within industry.
WHAT IS GREEN BURIAL?: We believe burial is “green” only when it furthers legitimate environmental and societal aims such as protecting worker health, reducing carbon emissions, conserving natural resources, and preserving habitat.
Home funeral Alliance
The NHFA empowers families to care for their own dead by providing educational opportunities and connections to resources that promote environmentally sound and culturally nurturing death practices.
This is the place to find information about home funerals, including directories for where to find home funeral guides, home funeral education programs, home-funeral-friendly funeral directors, celebrants and clergy, and groups who will help families when needed.
Our goal is to educate the public to their choices and provide clear information. LINK
At OK to Die, our goal is to educate and empower you with tools, checklists and resources. We want to hear your end-of-life stories and discuss your ideas or concerns. Whether you are visiting this site for yourself or another, we can prepare you. It can be OK to die."