New York State Funeral Directors Association

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Facilitator Training Programs Scheduled for Suicide and Substance Use Bereavement Support Groups

ALBANY, NY (October 31, 2018) -- As the nationwide suicide and opioid epidemics continue to shatter families in the U.S., the need for support groups to help survivors is growing.

To address this need, the NYS Tribute Foundation has developed a training program for individuals to learn how to establish a support group dedicated to those bereaved by suicide or substance use death.

It’s too early to tell exactly how much damage Hurricane Harvey did to the funeral profession in southeast Texas, but funeral directors 1,700 miles away can rest assured they pitched in to help.

New York funeral professionals contributed $4,000 to a relief fund set up by the New York State Tribute Foundation – the charitable arm of the New York State Funeral Directors Association.

The Foundation itself added another $7,000 to the effort – putting a total of $11,000 towards the goal of helping funeral professionals recover from the disaster.

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New York State 
Tribute Foundation

1 South Family Drive
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518-452-8230
Fax: 518-452-8667