Find an End-of-Life Guide

Directory of End-of-Life Guides

Find a person who accompanies a dying person and his or her family and friends through a spiritually conscious dying process. It offers the opportunity to bring dignity and peace back into the dying process.

Please note: this directory is for informational purposes only. Offering end-of-life guidance is outside the scope of the National Home Funeral Alliance.


UNITED STATES | CANADA

CALIFORNIA
Jerrigrace LyonsJerrigrace Lyons | Sebastopol
Final Passages
707-849-5959 | jerrigracelyons@gmail.com
photo of Lisa CassidyLisa Cassidy | Marin County
415-892-0643 | lcassidy@verizon.net
Life-Cycle Celebrant/Funerals ~ End of Life Transitions
Ann-Ellice_ParkerAnn-Ellice Parker | Oakland
Seasons of Change
510-301-0258 | seasons.parker@gmail.com
Training and Consulting
Maggie_YenokiMaggie Yenoki | Pasadena
Your SoulTender
315-380-0009 | soultender.maggie@gmail.com
Birgitta_KastenbaumBirgitta Kastenbaum | Los Angeles
Bridging Transitions
310-699-7591 | birgitta@bridgingtransitions.net
Christina_VirosteckChristina Virosteck | Long Beach
Amicus Mortis
562-756-4434 | christina@amicus-mortis.com
COLORADO
Carrie_LernerCarrie Lerner | Crawford
Bird Song Crossings
970-921-5282 | lernercarrie@gmail.com
Erin_MerelliErin Merelli | Evergreen
Voyage of Soul
720-298-0648 | voyageofsoul@gmail.com
Susan_CoffeySusan Coffey | Colorado Springs
Going – My Way Deathcare
719-232-4961 | goingmywaydeathcare@gmail.com
FLORIDA
 Cat Martin | Tampa
A Different Dying
501-425-3648 | catmartin@adifferentdying.com
ILLINOIS
Angie_BuchananAngie Buchanan | Deerfield/Chicago
The Death Midwife
224-501-5443 | info@deathmidwife.org
KANSAS
Sarah_CrewsSarah Crews | Salina
Heart Land Home Funerals
785-404-3214 or 928-308-4292
crews.sarah.j@gmail.com | heartlandhomefunerals@gmail.com
cara_schusterCara Schuster | Lawrence
Cara Schuster
785-393-0966
caraschuster@gmail.com | caraschuster.com
MAINE
Sylvia_PearlmanSylvia Sienikehä Pearlman | St. George (and Hornby Island, BC, Canada)
Soulmilk Healing Arts Studio
207-691-2845 | sienikeha@gmail.com
MARYLAND
Jennifer DownesJennifer Downs | Baltimore
Pivot Point Projects
410-258-9343 | jennifer@jenniferdowns.com
Linda_BerghLinda Bergh | Minneapolis/St. Paul
Beholding the Threshold | Threshold Network
612-927-0894 | hellolindabergh@gmail.com
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Deana DarbyDeana Darby Wilton
NH Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy
603-654-1119 home 603-809-3396 cell | ddarby108@gmail.com
NEW JERSEY
Kris_BradleyKris Bradley | Keyport, NJ
Bayshore Home Funerals
732-757-9162 | bayshorehomefunerals@gmail.com
facebook.com/KrisBradleyDeathMidwife
NEW YORK
Gail WodkiewiczGail Wodkiewicz | New York
Honored Choices, Inc.
718-781-7816 | gail@honoredchoices.com
NORTH CAROLINA
Jenny BinghamJenny Bingham | Hillsborough
Sacred Passages
919-241-4304 | jennybingham7@gmail.com
Sara WilliamsSara Williams | Graham (Chapel Hill area)
Crossings Care Group 
919-623-0051 | shank1094@gmail.com
Caroline_YongueCaroline Yongue | Asheville
Center for End of Life Transitions
828-676-9806
ceoltnc@gmail.com | info@ceolt.org
OHIO
Michele_CrostonMichele Croston | Alliance
Della Healing Arts
330-913-9697
m.croston@yahoo.com
Ordained Minister, Licensed Massage Therapist, Advocate & Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner
OREGON
photo of Holly PruettHolly Pruett | Portland
Holly Pruett Celebrant
503-348-0967 | holly@hollypruettcelebrant.com
Life-Cycle Celebrant & Home Funeral Guide, Interfaith Minister & Conversation Leader
PENNSYLVANIA
Zalene_CoreyZalene Corey | Kimberton
Gentle Passages, Inc.
610-933-2451 | zcc@gentlepassages.com
Terry_SkovronekTerry Skovronek | Doylestown
Rethinking the Inevitable
484-876-1670 | tskovronek@gmail.com
facebook.com/homefuneralsburyingourown
TENNESSEE
John_PhiferJohn Christian Phifer | Nashville
Life By Life – Sustainable Funeral Care
615-504-6371 | jc@lifebylife.com  | larkspurconservation.org
TEXAS
Deanna CochranDeanna Cochran | Austin
Accompanying the Dying
512-924-1402 | deanna@accompanyingthedying.com
Donna BelkDonna Belk | Austin
Donna Belk
512-922-8043 | dbelk@austin.rr.com | texashomefunerals.com
Rebecca_MotleyRebecca Motley | McKinney
Let’s Talk About Dying
469-247-6535 | ramotley3@gmail.com
VERMONT
photo Michelle AcciavattiMichelle Acciavatti | Montpelier
Ending Well
617-320-2860 | michelle@ending-well.com
WASHINGTON
Ashley Benem | Bellingham
A Sacred Passing
360-927-5040 | asacredpassing@gmail.com
danna_schmidtDanna Schmidt | Bellevue
Waypoint Ceremonies
425-577-0328 | danna@waypointceremonies.com
Kelli Barr-LylesKelli Barr-Lyles | Tacoma
Circle of Life Holistic Care
253-224-0509 | kelli@circleoflifeholisticcare.com
Kateyanne_UnullisiKateyanne Unullisi | Puget Sound
The Emerge Foundation
425-753-5016 | kateyanne@theemergefoundation.com
WISCONSIN
Lucy BaslerLucy Basler | Webster
Sacred Ceremonies Ltd.
715-866-7798 h, 715-566-2462 c | sacredceremoniesltd@gmail.com
Sharon_StewartSharon Stewart | Brooklyn
SpiritKnoll
608-574-2997 | sharon@spiritknoll.com
CANADA
ALBERTA
Kathleen MillerKathleen Miller | Edmonton
Edmonton Home Funerals
780-695-8685 | ehf@telus.net
Sarah KerrSarah Kerr | Calgary
Soul Passages
403-289-2230 | sarah@soulpassages.ca
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Pashta_MaryMoonPashta MaryMoon | Victoria
Journeying Beyond
250-383-4065 | contact@beyonds.ca
Sylvia_PearlmanSylvia Sienikehä Pearlman | Hornby Island (and St. George, Maine, US)
Soulmilk Healing Arts Studio
207-691-2845 | sienikeha@gmail.com
NOVA SCOTIA
Cassandra_YonderCassandra Yonder | Baddeck
BEyonder Yonder Death Midwifery
beyondyonder@deathmidwifery.ca
ONTARIO
Rochelle_MartinRochelle Martin | Hamilton
Funeral Alternatives
905-746-3074 | funeralalternatives@gmail.com
facebook.com/funeralalternatives.ca
linkedin.com/pub/rochelle-martin/38/393/68
Barb PhillipsBarb Phillips | Roseneath
Phillips Lifestyle Management Inc.
705-924-3763 h, 905-376-3592 c
whisperingpinesstudios@gmail.com
facebook.com/Thanadoula

Disclaimer: Please note that the “Get Assistance” lists are provided as a public service to those wishing to learn more about home funerals, and that inclusion on the list does not constitute endorsement by the NHFA. Nor is the NHFA party to any agreements between individuals or organizations who are included.