New York State Funeral Director's Association

Select Independent Funeral Homes

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), founded in 1882, is the largest funeral service organization in the world. It is governed by a nine-member Executive Board, a Policy Board made up of representatives from every state, and a House of Delegates. The number of delegates is based on the number of members in a state. NFDA's headquarters, staffed by approximately 40 employees, is in Brookfield, Wisconsin. In 1997, NFDA added a government relations office in Washington, DC, to handle legislative and regulatory issues for its members.

Grief Resources

Alive Alone
An organization for educational and charitable purposes, to benefit bereaved parents whose only child or all children are deceased by providing a self-help network and publications to promote communication and healing.

Bereavement and Hospice Support Netline
An online directory of bereavement support groups and services from across the U.S.

Coping with Death
What to do when Somebody Dies

Crisis, Grief and Healing
A Grief and Healing Discussion Site

Grief Tips
Willowgreen is a provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.

Grief Resources Catalog
A resource center dedicated to providing grief support products for those who may be grieving the loss of a loved one. The grief support materials found here are designed to assist those in a journey through grief and for friends, relatives, and grief professionals who want to help someone who is experiencing grief.

An Internet community consisting of more than 35 email support groups and two web sites. Our integrated approach to on-line grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of all kinds. Our companion site, KIDSAID, provides a safe environment for kids and their parents to find information and ask questions.

A nonprofit Internet site offering a wide variety of grief and bereavement resources.

Hospice Care
Learn about hospice care and programs, read excerpts from hospice publications, order books and videos and learn about the annual bereavement teleconference which is co-sponsored by the Hospice Foundation of America and The Compassionate Friends.

A safe and wonderful place for kids to share and to help each other deal with grief about any of their losses. It's a place to share and deal with feelings, to show artwork and stories, to talk about pets, to meet with one's peers. There will even be some games and contests. KIDSAID is owned and run by GriefNet.

(Loss After Repeated Grief - Options) is a newsletter for those who have experienced the death of more than one child. The site features some of Sascha Wagner's poetry and "Sascha's Almanac," a collection of pithy comments to help the bereaved parent cope with his/her loss.

Mothers in Sympathy and Support, a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization committed to providing emergency support to parents after the death of their baby: stillbirth, neonatal death, premature birth, congenital anomalies, SIDS, and any child's death.

National SIDS Resource Center
Provides information services and technical assistance on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and related topics.

Paul Alexander Bereavement Resources
Paul Alexander has a wonderful ministry of music and comforting resources for the bereaved.

Pen Parents
A support network of grieving parents who have experienced pregnancy loss or the death of a child(ren) through adulthood. Pen Parents provides an opportunity for bereaved parents to talk about their child(ren) through a pen-pal type service by networking them with others in similar situations.

Renew Center for Personal Recovery
Specialist in Crisis Management for Schools and other Organizations

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support - SHARE's mission is to serve those who are touched by the tragic death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. Web site offers packet of grief literature, information on local chapters, bi-monthly newsletter, resources.

Survivors of Suicide - A directory of SOS chapters, excerpts from their quarterly newsletter and suggestions for suicide survivors are available at this site.

Suicide...Frequently Asked Questions
An Oxford University Library Site dealing with the many complex issues and questions surrounding suicide.

Teenage Grief
An excellent site devoted to the support and education of young people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Teen Age Grief, Inc., creates and distributes bereavement guidance programs which are a proven avenue of healthier coping for our children and teens.

The Compassionate Friends
Grief support after the death of a child. 

The Natural Death Centre
The Natural Death Centre is a non-profit charitable project launched in Britain in 1991 with three psychotherapists as directors. Its aim is to support those dying at home and their carers and to help them arrange funerals. It has as a more general aim that of helping improve 'the quality of dying'.

Widow Net
An information and self-help resource for, and by, widows and widowers. Topics covered include grief, bereavement, recovery, and other information helpful to people of all ages, religious backgrounds, and sexual orientations who have suffered the death of a spouse or life partner.

Working with Children
Resources for Children in Distress 


National Funeral Director's Association

Consumer's Guide to Arranging a Funeral
If a dispute cannot be solved, the consumer may wish to contact the Funeral Service Consumer Assistance Program. FSCAP provides information, mediates disputes, provides arbitration, and maintains a consumer guarantee fund for reimbursement of services rendered.