NH Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy
PO Box 456, Holderness NH 03245 603.236.9495
Looking for someone to walk you through a family-led home funeral? A funeral establishment with reasonable prices? An interfaith minister? Help with completing NH advance directives? For these resources and more, click here.
Welcome to NHFREA, where it is our mission to support informed funeral consumer choice through education and advocacy.
Locate Speakers & Workshops
You’ll be surprised at how interested people of all ages and stages are in funerals, especially when they are learning how to be more eco-conscious, self-reliant, and save money. To find a speaker or workshop near you, click here. Funeral planning doesn’t have to be complicated or mysterious, and being a good consumer doesn’t just apply to buying a new car. To see cost comparison surveys, sample documents, and learn about your choices, click here.
Important Links & Resources
Been recycling, reusing, repurposing for ages? Learn how you can leave the planet in the most eco-conscious and affordable ways. And find out what's happening in NH green burial initiatives and how you can help. To learn more, click here. There's a sea of great funeral information out there. Let us help you wade through by locating the top websites for funeral consumer protection, green burial, home funerals, and books, articles, interviews and more by clicking here. We are a nonprofit organization comprised of volunteers, conservationists, home funeral guides, funeral consumer advocates, teachers, and interfaith ministers eager to help NH families find funeral information quickly and easily. Contact us at the address or number above, or email us at NHFREA@gmail.com. Did you know that whether you hire a funeral home or not, you may supply your own funeral goods? Support regional artists and craftspeople who make biodegradable, locally sourced caskets, urns, shrouds, grave markers and other green goods by clicking here.
Here's a Cost Saving Tip:
Want some creative ideas about what to do when you can't afford a funeral? Try Josh Slocum's article aptly named What to do When You Can't Afford a Funeral, of course! You'll find links to information about body donation and where to ask for financial support at the Funeral Consumer Alliance, funerals.org. While you're there, check for state chapters of the book Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death that detail the law and other useful information.
- To read some British family-directed green burial stories, click here.
- To read a NH veteran obituary editor's take on writing obits, visit Jnana's Red Barn