LINKS

The Funeral Consumers Alliance is the national office of our organization.

The Green Burial Council is a national organization which promotes eco-friendly end-of-life rituals.

The National Home Funeral Alliance has established itself as a clearinghouse for issues regarding home funeral, providing connections and resource information to all who are looking for guidance.

I'm Sorry To Hear is an online funeral planning community with extensive information on funeral homes including funeral home reviews.

The mission of the Funeral Ethics Organization is to promote ethical dealings in all death-related transactions by working for better understanding of ethical issues among funeral, cemetery, memorial industry practitioners, law enforcement, organ procurement organizations, and state agencies, as well as better understanding between these and the general public.

Undertaken With Love is both a website and a printed guide, prepared by a completely volunteer cadre of home funeral advocates across America, designed to promote home funerals.

Final Passages is a national organization which promotes green and loving family-directed home funerals.

Crossings is a home funeral and green burial resource center intending to foster the integration of dying and after-death care back into family and community life.

The Federal Trade Commission is very involved in regulating the commercial funeral industry via the funeral rule. Their website provides information for consumers regarding their funeral care rights, useful publications and a mechanism for filing complaints.

The North Carolina Cemetery Commission is responsible for the regulation and supervision of for-profit cemeteries, cemetery management organizations, cemetery sales organizations, cemetery brokers and individual pre-need cemetery salespeople licensed under the laws of North Carolina.

The North Carolina Board of Funeral Service is responsible for the administration and regulation of the profession of funeral service in North Carolina. The Board reviews applications, administers examinations, licenses qualified applicants, and regulates the professional practice of the licensees throughout the State. Complaints are investigated, and those requiring further action are scheduled for a hearing before the Board.

Aging With Dignity: Five Wishes is a popular "living will" option that uses simple language that some consumers might want to consider as well.

One of our members has written an essay on home funerals in The Christian Century  on home funerals.

The mission of the Funeral Ethics Organization is to promote ethical dealings in all death-related transactions by working for better understanding of ethical issues among funeral, cemetery, memorial industry practitioners, law enforcement, organ procurement organizations, and state agencies, as well as better understanding between these and the general public.

Compassion & Choices is a charitable organization dedicated to improving care and expanding choice at the end of life through support, education and advocacy. They have a very useful set of links for important documents including a North Carolina Advance Directive form.

We also have provided a few links to some commercial sites.

Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Piedmont
P.O. Box 14214
Greensboro, NC 27415-4214
Phone us
fcapiedmont@gmail.com
A 501(c)(3) organization