Connecting to Our Local Minnesota Deathcare Community
- Brighter Days Grief Center — A Minnesota nonprofit organization serving individuals anticipating or coping with the death of a beloved family member.
- Funeral Consumers Alliance of Minnesota — an independent, non-sectarian, tax-exempt source of information about after-death arrangements that advocates for consumer protection through education, legislation, and direct action.
- Honoring Choices MN — Honoring Choices Minnesota is focused on helping every adult Minnesotan understand what Advance Care Planning is, and working with health care providers to make sure they offer assistance to all patients, and will honor your choices.
- Minnesota Choices — The Minnesota Department of Health offers a free downloadable booklet with information on final disposition.
- Morning Star Singers — A group of volunteer singers who offer songs of healing and comfort to those struggling with living or dying. The group sings for free at hospices, hospitals, nursing homes, and private homes within the Twin Cities.
- Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care — The state's leading hospice and palliative care network. The MNHPC brings providers, business partners, and individuals together to increase knowledge, access services, and strengthen advocacy for people living with a serious illness or experiencing the end of life.
- Minnesota Threshold Network — Advocates for family-directed after-death care, including home vigils and green burial choices.
- Pathways — Provides resources and services for people in Minnesota with life-threatening or chronic physical illness – as well as caregivers - to explore and experience complementary healing approaches.
- Southeast Minnesota Threshold — Rochester area chapter of Minnesota Threshold Network, advocating family-directed after-death care, including home vigils and green burial choices.
For a more comprehensive list of death care resources outside of Minnesota, go to More Resources.
Connecting to the Wider Deathcare Community
We are part of a larger community of organizations with an end-of-life focus. Visit these websites to learn more about the broader movements.
- Caregiver Action Network -- is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age.
- Celebrant Foundation and Institute — serves and embraces people from all walks of life by offering a gold-standard study program that educates and trains people to become a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®.
- Conservation Burial Alliance — A dedicated group of owners, operators, advocates, and partners working together to support the protection, restoration, and sustainable management of conservation land that incorporates natural burial cemeteries.
- Funeral Consumers Alliance — works to ensure consumers are fully prepared and protected when planning a funeral for themselves or their loved ones.
- Green Burial Council — seeks to inspire and advocate for environmentally sustainable, natural death care through education and certification.
- National End-of-Life Doula Alliance — is a non-profit membership organization that welcomes and supports all end-of-life doulas, trainers, and interested parties, regardless of background or level of experience.
- National Home Funeral Alliance — educating families about end-of-life choices, including natural death care and home funerals.
- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization — As the leading organization representing integrated, person-centered healthcare, NHPCO gives ongoing inspiration, practical guidance, and legislative representation to hospice and palliative care providers so they can enrich experiences for patients and ease caregiving responsibilities and emotional stress for families.
- The Conversation Project® — is a public engagement initiative with a goal that is both simple and transformative: to have every person’s wishes for end-of-life care expressed and respected.
- Threshold Care Circle — helps family rediscover traditional folkways of a home vigil and family-directed funeral. Viroqua, WI.
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