Helping Families Before, During and After the Need



Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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Ballou-Stotts After Care Support
Life gives us brief moments with others,
but sometimes in those brief moments,
we get memories that last a life time.

Many bereaved people find that the support and information shared with others who have experienced the death of a loved one to be an important part of their healing process.

In the days, weeks and months following the service, people continue to need others to lean on for understanding, encouragement and guidance. For that reason, many local and national support groups have formed. These groups provide a common place and a comforting environment for expressing emotions through each phase of the grieving process. To learn more, discuss grief counseling and support options with your funeral director.

Arrangement Conference
Decisions, Information and Personals You Will Need
When a spouse, family member or close friend dies, you may find yourself unexpectedly responsible for taking care of his or her funeral arrangements. Here's what you need to know and what to bring with you.
Coping with the Loss of a Parent
Regardless of age, coping with the loss of a parent is incredibly difficult. A few ways for people of various ages to deal with the loss of a parent.
Explaining Cremation to Children
Children are easily confused; words may not convey the same meaning to them that they do to us. You must listen to the questions being asked and answer them truthfully.
Grieving Process with the Loss of a Child
Losing a child is one of life's biggest tragedies. All that promise, all those hopes, all those possibilities for a bright and successful future disappear in an instant.
Saying Good Bye
Eulogy Poems and Other Ways Family Can Say Goodbye
A well-organized memorial service can bring a satisfying sense of closure to those who attend.
Supporting a Spouse as They are Grieving
When we think of relationships we always think of the flowery moments that the movies and television shows depict and we never really want to think about those tough times.
Tracking Down Insurance Policies
Get the information on how to track down insurance policies that were discussed but never found.
When A Loved One Dies
Preparing Yourself for the Inevitable
Grief is a normal response to any loss and affects the grieving person physically, emotionally, and spiritually often causing the person to think and act in ways different from their previous "normal" behavior.
Why Pre-Plan?
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take steps to plan their own funeral arrangements.