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The Mary Claire Project

The Mary Claire Project is currently partnering with funeral homes and cemeteries in Austin, Fort Worth, and Lubbock to support low or no-cost burial services to families who have been impacted by a miscarriage or stillbirth. Contact: (512) 337-9625 Website: http://www.maryclaireproject.com/ Locations served: Austin, Fort Worth, Lubbock (Texas) Services Offered: Partnerships with local...
The mission of NICU Helping Hands is to develop hospital- and community-based programs that provide education and support for families with babies while in the NICU, during their transition from hospital to home and in the event of an infant loss. Contact: https://www.nicuhelpinghands.org/contact-us/ Website: https://www.nicuhelpinghands.org/ Cost: Free Locations served: Available in all states but...
Any deceased eligible Veteran can receive a free headstone from The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in any cemetery. The deceased must have been on active duty or honorably discharged. A copy of their discharge papers is required, and the process currently takes around 60 days. For information on eligibility...
Employer and Social Security – The Family Lead will need to know to notify the employer of the deceased, so the proper paperwork can be completed. This may affect payroll and benefits, as well as the general morale and work schedule of the deceased’s co-workers. Also, the Family Lead will need...
In this day and age, many people use social media to communicate and share information. This can prove very beneficial to the family but may also cause confusion and hurt feelings. Review these tips to ensure social media is used as a support to the family in this difficult time....
Carson’s Village utilizes Signup Genius to organize the village.  This is an easy way to help organize friends and family that would like to offer assistance.  This form provides the family idea options that can be used to help support them.   It is important to make the family aware that...
Even if you decide not to use our free services, we would still like to help. Following is a list of some things to consider as you face the first few days after your loss: It important for the family to say “yes” to offers of help. It can be...
General Announcement Subject: Sad News It is with a very heavy heart that I am sharing that NAME’s (father/mother/husband/wife/son/daughter) unexpectedly passed away on DATE.  The family is devastated and need our support more than ever.  No arrangements have been made as of yet.  News will be shared with you as it comes...
Everyday occurrences can trigger an unexpected emotional reaction. We are not recommending or assuming any particular actions must be completed. This is only to help identify what could trigger a response and is not an exhaustive list. Around the house or Work Laundry— Are there items of the deceased in...
Military Discharge Records National Personnel Record Center, 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63132 Military Funeral Honors The rendering of Military Funeral Honors for an eligible veteran, free of charge, is mandated by law. Patriot Guard Riders of North Texas www.northtxpgr.org Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans’ families may be eligible for burial...

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