Resources

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ORGANIZATIONS

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Kansas City, MO: (816) 561-6322 www.funeralskc.org

National Home Funeral Alliance: www.homefuneralalliance.org

Funeral Consumers Alliance: www.funerals.org

Funeral Ethics Organization: www.funeralethics.org

Green Burial Council: www.greenburialcouncil.org

DIRECTORIES

Home Funeral Directory: www.homefuneraldirectory.com

National Home Funeral Alliance: www.homefuneralalliance.org

Natural End Map of Natural end-of-life service providers: www.naturalend.com

 

MISSOURI & REGIONAL RESOURCES

Bureau of Vital Records – Jefferson City, MO (573) 522-1716 www.health.mo.gov/data/vitalrecords/

Missouri State Gov Page – Search Statutes www.moga.mo.gov/ Then select Statutes & Search – Note:  All current statutes direct hyperlinks available on LEGAL page of our site.

Douglas County Records Office (417) 683-4714

Douglas County Coroner/Medical Examiner – Rick Miller (417) 543-0208

ADVANCED DIRECTIVES

Five Wishes: www.agingwithdignity.org

Caring Connections Advanced Directives by State: www.caringinfo.org

ARTICLES

“A Movement to Bring Grief Back Home” The Washington Post June 5, 2005 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/04/AR2005060401667.html

“The Surprising Satisfactions of a Home Funeral,” by Max Alexander, Smithsonian magazine, March 2009

“In Home Funerals, Families Care For Their Dead,” NPR’s Talk of the Nation, April 30, 2009
“Home Burials Offer an Intimate Alternative,” New York Times, July 21, 2009

Scattering Cremains by Air: www.ajourneywithwings.com

LA Times – End of Life Issues:

http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-end-of-life-costs25-2010jan25,0,6316828.story

MOVIES

A Family Undertaking. A POV Film aired on PBS: http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2004/afamilyundertaking/index.html The web site hosts additional information and a study guide. The film is available for sale, or can be obtained from Netflix.

Neshamah Sacred Crossing Home Funeral Education exists as a Community Network & Educational Resource

Neshamah is not a funeral home and we are not funeral directors or medical personnel. We do not provide any services specific to funeral directors or health care professionals. We are educators and consultants guiding families in how to care for their loved ones after death.

Neshamah is a Missouri non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, founded 3-01-08