Resources

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)

Additional Resources

  • Funeral Consumers Alliance -RI lists affiliate groups representing regions throughout the country. www.funerals-ri.org
    (401)884-1131 fca-ri@cox.net
  • 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

Virtual Memorial Resources