Final Friends

Empowering families in caring for their own at death through compassionate guidance and education

Additional Helpful Reference Sites

Dennis Shuman of Final Friends met with Gainesville End of Life Doulas on August 12, 2020 via Zoom to provide information about home funerals. In this video of his presentation and the Q&A that follows, Dennis provides practical details on how Floridians can care for their loved ones after death. Watch video

Holding Hands

National Home Funeral Alliance: supporting home funeral education. This is the most comprehensive site for information about home funerals.

Nolo: Home Funeral Laws. Nolo’s mission is to help consumers and small businesses find answers to their everyday legal and business questions and has become one of the Internet's leading legal websites.
and for Florida Home Funeral Laws

Funeral Consumers Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified, and affordable funeral. They do for funeral purchases what Consumer Reports does for products.

Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery: providing a natural burial choice in the Gainesville, FL area.

Florida Department of Health: All the forms, applications and brochures available from the Bureau of Vital Statistics.