WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
Final Passages is a non-profit organization, founded in 1995, offering education for personal and legal rights concerning home or family-directed funerals and final disposition (burial and cremation). It is our intention to re-introduce the concept of funerals in the home as a part of family life and as a way to de-institutionalize death. We are dedicated to a dignified and compassionate alternative to current funeral practices. Our work serves the needs of community members from all cultural, economic, religious and spiritual perspectives.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
The way that our society views end of life care can feel impersonal or inappropriate, often preventing loved ones from receiving closure after a loss. Final Passages allows friends and family to reclaim the process of closure on the life of a loved one.
- A home funeral supports anticipatory grief through pre-planning and allows more space and time for bereavement.
- A home or family-directed funeral can empower those who are willing to take charge.
- Ritual honors an individual, family and community. It can bring meaning to one’s existence and connect the hearts of the participants by universalizing spirituality, faith, cultural beliefs, art, nature or religion.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
Final Passages offers a personal, natural and green approach to end of life care. We offer courses, presentations, educational materials, consultations, referrals and resources that prepare and support individuals, and the community, to help plan, guide, and provide support during environmentally-friendly home or family-directed funerals.
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
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