Many informative pamphlets are available on the website of our national affiliate at www.funerals.org.
Public Assistance Resources
- General Public Assistance www.dhs.ri.gov (what is burial assistance through GPA and application time frame, income criteria, resource criteria)
- How to receive assistance www.healthyrhode.ri.gov (apply online)
- Customers with questions about applying for burial assistance should call the Department Human Services (DHS) information line at: 1- 855-my-ridhs or (1-855-697-4347)
- Cremation Society of RI (401-647-0620)
Advanced Directive Forms
- Resources Advanced Directives RI
- www.providence.va.gov (advanced directives index, what they are, living wills, durable power)
- AARP.org check your own state, consumer protection
- YouTube (topics: greenburial and natural burial)
- Funeral Consumers Alliance -RI lists affiliate groups representing regions throughout the country. www.funerals-ri.org
- Green Burial Council greenburialcouncil.org Go to certified product Page to see shrouds, caskets, urns, non-toxic embalming chemicals. 2720 Cold Springs Road Placerville, CA 95667 (888) 966-3330.
- Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213 www.ssa.gov
- Veteran’s Administration www.va.gov :RI Veterans benefits vets.ri.gov 560 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick RI 02886 (401)921-2119.
- Federal Trade Commission www.ftc.gov FTC consumer response line 1-877-FTC-HELP.(382-4357) Advice for consumers
- New England www.cemetery.org a number of things like programs, newsletters, suppliers, state organizations involved with cemetery associations
- RI Cemetery Association, Highland Memorial Park, One RI Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919, 401-231-9120.
- Cremation Association of North America. All things Cremation, Cremation Association.org or Info@cremation association.org Wheeling, Illinois (312) 245-1077
Death Doula Resources
- End of Life Doula Training, International of End of Life Doula Association, www.inelda.org/faq/
- Sacred Passage: End Of Life Doula Certificate, Conscious Dying Institute, www.consciousdyinginstitute.com/sacred-passage-doula-certification
- End of Life Doula Counsel, National Hospice and Palliative Care Association, www.nhpco.org/about-nhpco/committees-and-councils/end-of-life-doula-council/
- Trainer Directory, National End-of-LIfe Doula Alliance, www.nedalliance.org/trainer-directory.html
Virtual Memorial Resources