A Sacred Passing is a Death Midwifery and Doula Training program offering a three part training for those working with the dying. Death and dying education is also offered to associations, and medical organizations and within our Community Deathcare Education programs.
Death Positive Parenting aims to support parents and caregivers in talking openly to kids about death by providing information, sharing resources, and cultivating community.
The Going with Grace curriculum provides a deep dive into how we die in the 21st Century and techniques on how to best support people while they do it. You will gain a keen eye for the needs of the people you serve as they navigate dying, while expanding your innate capacity for care. In this unique 12 module online program, you will learn the major pillars of death care—emotional, practical, legal and spiritual.
Joél Simone Anthony is a licensed funeral director and sacred grief practitioner in Atlanta, Georgia. She has worked over a decade in the funeral service industry. Her professional approach is deeply rooted in ancient wisdom passed down from community elders, generation to generation. Her courses are available to everyone regardless of faith, race, age, or status – that death, dying and grief are sacred and transformative to our journeys as human beings.
highly recommend the work that radical death studies does as a death anthropologist and death guide. Radical Death Studies focuses on their work from an anti-racist framework of cultural diversity.
We connect people needing support, in an online group setting, guided by professional and compassionate facilitators.
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.
A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. This website is the official Death Cafe calendar, a blog, and resources for hosting death cafe!
Employee Death Benefit Program is a comprehensive Death Care Coverage package making it easier for employers to support their employees before and during times of loss. This opt-in plan can be added to the benefit packages offered to each employee.
NODA is a volunteer program that provides the reassuring presence of a trained volunteer companion to dying people who would otherwise be alone. We are working to grow a strong web of trained community volunteers.
The Inspired Funeral has found some of our favorite readings to share with you, and ceremony templates to help you envision what might be possible. Use them to create what fits the dying or deceased person you are honoring, your family and friends.
POLST was created to fix the problems some seriously ill or frail people have with advance directives and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders. A POLST form tells all health care providers during a medical emergency what you want.
The U.S. Living Will Registry / Advanced Care Plan Registry is a secure online database where a person or provider can store advance directives. From this database, the document can be easily accessed by an individual or a health care provider.
The Canadian Virtual Hospice provides support and personalized information about palliative and end-of-life care to patients, family members, health care providers, researchers and educators.
Since 1988, this organization has elevated the standards for end-of-life care in
Washington and played a crucial role in reforming medical practice for the terminally ill. Our approach of providing direct service, advance planning resources, professional partnerships, community education and advocacy has helped transform patient-centered care.
As the leading organization representing hospice and palliative care providers, NHPCO works to expand access to a proven person-centered model for healthcare—one that provides patients and their loved ones with comfort, peace, and dignity during life’s most intimate and vulnerable experiences.
The objective of the website is to make information about culture, language, health, illness and community resources directly accessible to health care providers who see patients from different ethnic groups. EthnoMed was designed to be used in clinics by care providers in the few minutes before seeing a patient in clinic.
We invite you to discover who has made Dayspring & Fitch Funeral Home the ultimate provider of creating healing experiences in the community. This section contains the heritage, vision, and the people behind Dayspring & Fitch Funeral Home's reputation of quality, sincerity, and trust.
White Eagle is a natural green burial ground founded in 2008. The stewards and creators of White Eagle Memorial Preserve Cemetery find great meaning in making natural burials available to people who, like us, believe in nourishing the Earth in our lives AND in our passing.
For four generations, the Moles team has dedicated itself to “Caring For All Families As We Would Our Own.” Our seven core values guide us in how we relate to families, our community, and each other. Central to each value is our goal of actively listening without formulating a response, then responding in a thoughtful way.
PMA works to be the trusted resource and thought-leader for funeral choice, education and advocacy in Washington State. We envision a future where everyone has access to after-death arrangements that reflect their personal values and resources.
Resting Waters gives our community an alternative to the standard pet cremation service is the foundation of our business. They chose Aquamation as their form of disposition because of its gentleness on pets and our earth.
Honors the truth that every family is different and that the lives we celebrate are intimately unique and beautiful, yet there is one common thread among all the people of the Pacific Northwest – a desire to do something different, to get a fair shake, to be practical, and to be true to our roots.
This hybrid cemetery is a non-profit ecological cemetery and Stewardship Forest in south-central Washington. This permaculture forest is located on the eastern edge of the Cascadian wilderness, on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams, near the Klickitat River.
The Co-op Funeral Home of People's Memorial is a not-for-profit funeral home
providing the Greater Seattle area with dignified and affordable burial and cremation arrangements. They provide green burial and cremation services in cooperation with green cemeteries in the state.
Woodlawn Cemetery ledger was started in 1891, making Woodlawn the oldest
operating cemetery in Snohomish. In 1896, Woodlawn Cemetery had its 1st official plat map of cemetery spaces; throughout the years, different families and organizations owned and/or operated Woodlawn Cemetery, carving the cemetery into the 10+ acres of beautiful rolling hills you see today.
● See also Woodlawn Muslim Cemetary
Cedar Lawns Funeral Home provides funerals and cremations in Redmond,
Washington. Our caring staff is committed to exceeding expectations and delivering a standard of service that is 100% guaranteed. We specialize in unique tributes and personalized memorials. Situated on 16 well-landscaped acres, Cedar Lawns Memorial Park provides a range of burial options, including green burials. Together these locations provide families with comfort and convenience in a difficult time.
Spokane Memorial Gardens is located on a beautifully landscaped 160 acres on
Cheney-Spokane Road following the natural contours of the Marshall Creek canyon and featuring the magnificent marble statuary of the "Apostle's Court" at its center.
The House of Mercy All-Muslim Cemetery Foundation strongly believes that the
development of this facility will serve as an important regional anchor for our religious community. In creating a place of permanent rest dedicated exclusively for Muslims, the identity of Muslims in the Puget Sound area will be sustained.
MAPS has an on-site Ghusl facility for the ritual washing and shrouding of the body of a deceased person before burial. This facility is available for use by Muslims in the Greater Seattle area who wish to perform the Ghusl. In addition, their Human Services arm MAPS-MCRC, also provides Islamic Funeral Assistance.
Seattle Jewish Chapel is a full service funeral home, and caters to all members of the greater Seattle Jewish community who want their loved ones prepared in the traditional Orthodox fashion. The Seattle Chevra Kadisha operates out of the Tahara building, providing such services as Shmira (guarding) of the deceased and the Tahara (ritual washing). In addition, the Chapel provides pre-arrangement services for those interested in pre-planning for their funeral.
At Rosebud Funeral Service we can provide full service or simplified burials, and cremations. If you are in need of a non-traditional funeral service, we also offer
assistance in the details through the services of our funeral director.
The EPA has issued a general permit under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA) to authorize the burial of human remains at sea. The general permit is published in the federal regulations at 40 CFR 229.1.
Recompose offers an alternative choice to cremation and conventional burial methods. Legally known as "natural organic reduction", recomposition is a process that gently converts human remains into soil as an alternative choice to cremation and conventional burial.
Known by several names including alkaline hydrolysis, bio cremation, water cremation, and resomation. Aquamation is a gentle process that uses water, temperature, pressure, and alkalinity to reduce the body to bones which are then processed into "ashes" and returned to the family in an urn. Cremation does the same reduction using flame. Aquamation is legal in WA as of May 2020, but there is not yet a WA funeral home offering this service.
● First Call Mortuary Services Portland, OR
● Detailed information on organ, tissues, and body donation
● WA State Organ Donor Registry
● UW Medicine Willed Body Program
● WSU Willed Body Program
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