Threshold Support Circle
Jennifer Downs & Lee Hoyt

Founded in 2009 by Jennifer Downs and Lee Hoyt, Threshold Support Circle provides a forum and resources to explore end-of-life issues and after-death care, including home funerals and green burials. We offer opportunities to discuss options, ask questions, learn new skills, and share stories of personal experience.


Minnesota Threshold Network
Nancy Manahan & Becky Bohan
612-823-1910 home 612-209-6383 cell

The Minnesota Threshold Network was formed in 2008 as an informal place to talk, share, and educate ourselves and others about the environmental, emotional and economic benefits of a more natural, less commercial, approach to death, including conscious dying, home vigils, family-directed funerals, and green burials. Small meetings are held monthly.  Larger public forums and film screenings are held periodically. All meetings are free and open to all. Nancy and Becky are co-authors of Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully: A Journey with Cancer and Beyond.


New Hampshire Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy
Lee Webster, Elicia Dowd, Julie Lanoie, Susan Curtin, Deana Darby

Beginning as Turning Leaf Home Funerals, NHFREA now encompasses all things funeral as well as home funeral and green burial information and assistance. NHFREA offers presentations, workshops, community and spiritual group education, and personal and family consultative services as a nonprofit educational organization.

Crossings Care Circle
Donna Belk and Sandy Booth
512-922-8043, 512-626-1339

Crossings Care Circle offers educational workshops and trainings for people who are planning to have a family-directed funeral, and give church and community groups, families and individuals the information they need to carry out a home funeral.


Threshold Care Circle
Charlene Elderkin, Susan Nesbit, Kathy Doerfer, Kathy Neidert, Ann O’Connor, Diane Banner, Kelly Whited-Ford, Jill Lynch
500 East Jefferson Street
Viroqua WI 54665

Founded in 2006 and located in southwestern Wisconsin, the mission of Threshold Care Circle is to educate and empower individuals and families who wish to care for their own at the time of death, according to their spiritual and/or cultural beliefs. We provide educational materials, group presentations and family consultations that prepare and empower individuals and the community to care for their dead at home, enabling them to carry out a home or family-directed funeral, with or without the services of a funeral director.



Barb Phillips
Phillips Lifestyle Management Inc.
705-924-3763 h 905-396-3592 c

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