various organizations for your assistance

– For more help planning a home funeral –

Final Passages 

is a non-profit, model program in California run by Jerrigrace Lyons who helps families to create a family-managed funeral according to their own wishes. Final Passages can offer advice and seminars for those who wish to care for their own deceased loved ones or who want to help others as a home funeral guide. Since 1995, Jerrigrace and her associates have assisted with hundreds of home funerals.


run by Beth Knox, is a Maryland-based nonprofit organization that assists families with home funerals. Her experience with her young daughter’s tragic death led her to create this organization to help families who want to keep the funeral experience intimate and personal.