Final Friends

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

Additional Helpful Reference Sites

Holding Hands

National Home Funeral Alliance: supporting home funeral education. http://homefuneralalliance.org

Funeral Consumers Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral. We do for funeral purchases what Consumer Reports does for products. http://www.funerals.org

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

Funeral Ethics Organization's mission 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. http://www.funeralethics.org

All of the forms, applications and brochures available from the Bureau of Vital Statistics are available here. http://www.floridahealth.gov/certificates/certificates/publications-page.html

Life By Life is an environmentally focused funeral company: “Unlike a conventional funeral home we focus on enabling people to fully participate in the end-of-life experience. We’ll even show you how to do it on your own.” http://lifebylife.com