MAINE'S LEADING FUNERAL CONSUMER RESOURCE, PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS SINCE 1973

Advice you can trust.

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WHO WE ARE

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine (FCA Maine) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer, educational organization dedicated to helping the public make informed decisions about after-death arrangements that are dignified, meaningful, and affordable.

FCA Maine is one of more than 100 similar groups across the country affiliated with the national Funeral Consumers Alliance. We are a non-sectarian, education and advocacy organization, providing funeral consumer protection and information in Maine since 1973.
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What FCA does, by our friends at FCA Virginia Blue Ridge

WHAT WE DO

Provide education on choice and affordability for funeral and memorial arrangements in Maine

We feel it is important for people to have acess to current information on how to obtain funeral, memorial, and burial services most relevant to their personal desires. We monitor death care industry developments, both nationally and in Maine, to ensure that the variety of educational resources we offer to the community are accurate and up-to-date.
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DID YOU KNOW

It IS legal to care for your own dead in your home.

It IS legal to bury a family member’s body on your own land.

You do NOT have to buy a casket from the funeral home that serves you.

How much you spend on a funeral is NOT an indication of how much you care.

The best way to pay for a funeral may NOT be through a pre-payment plan.

There are few limits on what you can do with ashes, and there are some wild possibilities. Basically, be discreet and respectful.

A vault or grave liner is NOT required by law.

You do NOT have to be embalmed.

Embalming is NOT necessary to protect the public health.

Metal caskets with sealed gaskets do NOT keep the body from decomposing.

WHO WE ARE

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine (FCA Maine) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer, educational organization dedicated to helping the public make informed decisions about after-death arrangements that are dignified, meaningful, and affordable.

FCA Maine is one of more than 100 similar groups across the country affiliated with the national Funeral Consumers Alliance. We are a non-sectarian, education and advocacy organization, providing funeral consumer protection and information in Maine since 1973.
Learn more

What FCA does, by our friends at FCA Virginia Blue Ridge

WHAT WE DO

Provide education on choice and affordability for funeral and memorial arrangements in Maine

We feel it is important for people to have acess to current information on how to obtain funeral, memorial, and burial services most relevant to their personal desires. We monitor death care industry developments, both nationally and in Maine, to ensure that the variety of educational resources we offer to the community are accurate and up-to-date.
Learn more

DID YOU KNOW

It IS legal to care for your own dead in your home.

It IS legal to bury a family member’s body on your own land.

You do NOT have to buy a casket from the funeral home that serves you.

How much you spend on a funeral is NOT an indication of how much you care.

The best way to pay for a funeral may NOT be through a pre-payment plan.

There are few limits on what you can do with ashes, and there are some wild possibilities. Basically, be discreet and respectful.

A vault or grave liner is NOT required by law.

You do NOT have to be embalmed.

Embalming is NOT necessary to protect the public health.

Metal caskets with sealed gaskets do NOT keep the body from decomposing.