San Francisco Bay Area Network For End-of-Life Care has resource lists specifying County for hospices organizations, nursing homes, advanced care planning, community groups, grief services, ethnic focused & faith-based groups, home health care agencies & more.
A Beginner’s Guide To The End click on the Resources tab for information
The Neptune Society of Northern California (I have pre-paid my own cremation with them)
Diablo Valley Cremation & Funeral Services
Graham-Hitch Mortuary (I used the Pleasanton location for my husband’s cremation, recommended by a friend)
Ouimet Bros. Concord Funeral Chapel
Oakmont Memorial Park & Mortuary
Payless Cremation
American Funeral & Cremation
Green and family funeral practitioners  – looking for options
Prepare For Your Care a fill-in form advance directive available for every state.
Trust – Benefits Communication Network I worked with Adam White they can expedite the process if necessary.  a calendar & scheduling app for food, rides & help of all kinds for the client & caregivers an online communication platform to keep people informed about the client Give InKind offers calendars, crowd funding, wish lists, scheduling all types of help for the client & caregivers  people can sign-up to deliver meals and supplies to the client’s home

The Wild Edge of Sorrow by Francis Weller (this book changed my life)
Shattered by Grief, Picking up the Pieces to become WHOLE Again by Claudia Coenen
Grief is a Journey:  Finding Your Path Through Loss by Kenneth Doka
Healing The Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers by Alan D. Wolfelt
Prayers of Honoring Grief by Pixie Lighthorse
Rebellious Mourning:  The Collective Work of Grief by Cidy Milstein
Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief by Joanne Cacciatore

Grief Support Groups
Many Hospice organizations offer individual & group support
Surf Therapy & meaning making after loss

Websites, Newsletters, Podcasts, etc
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