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Grief Support

Center for Loss and Life Transition
A private organization dedicated to furthering our understanding of and compassion for the complex set of emotions we call grief. Dedicated to helping both the bereaved, by walking with them in their unique life journeys, and bereavement caregivers, by serving as their educational liaison and professional forum.

Crisis, Grief and Healing
A place where men and women can discuss, chat or browse to understand the many different paths to heal strong emotions. Resources on the site include excerpts from author Tom Golden’s books on healing from loss.

GriefNet
GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. They have many email support groups. Their integrated approach to online grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of all kinds.

Willowgreen
A leading provider of information and inspiration in the areas of illness and dying, loss and grief, healthy caregiving, life transition, and spirituality.

Grief and Loss
Grief support information and resources from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

Growth House
An international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues. Hypertext topic pages link to sites around the world. Links to hospice and home care, bereavement, death with dignity, AIDS, and related topics in life-threatening illness.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

Contributions

American Cancer Society
1-800-227-2345
4550 East Bell Road, Suite 126
Phoenix, Arizona 85032

Alzheimer’s Association
602-528-0545
1028 East McDowell Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85006

American Diabetes Association
602-861-4731
5333 North 7th Street, Suite B212
Phoenix, AZ 85014

American Heart Association
1-800-242-8721
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75231

American Lung Association
202-785-3355
1301 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Ste 800
Washington, D.C. 20004

American Red Cross
1-800733-2767
PO BOX 4002018
Des Moines, Iowa 50340

Lupus Foundation of America
202-349-1155
PO BOX 631047
Baltimore, Maryland 21263

American S.I.D.S Institute
239-431-5425
528 Raven Way
Naples, Florida 34110

Arizona Humane Society
602-997-7585
9226 North 13th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85021

Hospice of the Valley
602-530-6992
1510 East Flower Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85014

Arthritis Foundation
602-264-7679
1313 East Osborn Road, Suite 200
Phoenix, Arizona 85014

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
602-808-9548
4343 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 230
Phoenix, Arizona 85018

Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona
602-406-3581
240 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85013

National Kidney Foundation of AZ
602-840-1644
4203 E. Indian School Rd. Ste 140
Phoenix, Arizona 85018

The Phoenix Shanti Group
602-279-0008
2345 West Glendale Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85021

Make-A-Wish Foundation
602-395-9474
711 East Northern Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85020

Salvation Army
1-800-128-7825
PO BOX 269
Alexandria, Virginia 22313

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
1-800-344-4867
PO BOX 4527
New York, New York 10163

Ronald McDonald House Charities
602-264-2654
501 East Roanoke Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
602-240-6500
2345 East Thomas Road #350
Phoenix, Arizona 85016

American Parkinson Disease Association
1-800-223-2732
135 Parkinson Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10305

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona
602-943-5472
1802 West Parkside Lane
Phoenix, Arizona 85027

Meals on Wheels Association of America
703-548-5558
203 South Union Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Arizona
1-800-572-1717
PO BOX 78960
Phoenix, Arizona 85062

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
1-800-805-5856
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, Tennessee 38105

National Children’s Cancer Society
1-800-532-6459
One South Memorial Dr. Ste 800
St. Louis, Missouri 63102

Financial Assistance

Research Recovery Institute (RRI) is a private network donor program that has partnered with Best Funeral Services to provide relief of the financial burden that can accompany a loss.

RRI places its donors with medical professionals who rely on human donors to develop new and effective treatments and therapies. The donors are placed only in educational facilities; as a result, RRI is able to accept many donors who would otherwise be rejected because of underlying medical conditions.The donor never leaves the care of Best Funeral Services. The complete donation process is done under the supervision of our staff. Best Funeral Services owns and operates our own crematory and under most circumstances, the remains of your loved one are returned within 7 to 10 days.

In most cases, the donation covers a generous portion of the cost of cremation. A traditional cremation service can be arrange before the donation takes place. Additional remembrance choices are available including a memorial service after the donation and cremation are complete. Some of the medical conditions that disqualify a donor are AIDS, HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

If donation is something that you would like to consider, please communicate your wishes to Best Funeral Services.United States Veterans, spouses of a veteran and their dependents.Burial benefits available include a gravesite in any of the 131 national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains.

Burial benefits available for spouses and dependents buried in a national cemetery include burial with the Veteran, perpetual care, and the spouse or dependents name and date of birth and death will be inscribed on the Veteran’s headstone, at no cost to the family. Eligible spouses and dependents may be buried, even if they predecease the Veteran.

For Burial in a Private Cemetery

Burial benefits available for Veterans buried in a private cemetery include a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. There are not any benefits available to spouses and dependents buried in a private cemetery.

If your loved one is a United States Veteran, a spouse of a veteran or a dependent of a veteran, please communicate this to the Funeral Directors and Staff at Best Funeral Services. Best Funeral Services will help you understand the free burial benefits available.

Flower Shops

Exclusive Flowers and Gifts
623-240-9043
9720 West Peoria Ave. Ste.,110
Peoria, Arizona 85345

Phoenix Flower Shops
602-393-6553
6041 North 7th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85014

Roadrunner Florist & Basket Express
602-246-1271
2009 West Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85015

Floral Designs by Jeremiah
602-222-9480
6062 North 16th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Flowerama
602-867-3400
3150 East Cactus Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85032

Floral Fantasy
602-548-062515414 North 7th Street #5
Phoenix, Arizona 85022

AJ’s Fine Foods: Floral Boutique
602-230-7105
5017 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012

Payne and Morrison Florist
602-841-7890
7146 North 35th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85051

Sun City Florist
623-974-040414629 North Del Webb BlvdSun City, Arizona 85351

Fordyce Flowers
602-393-457715215 North Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85032

Cactus Florist
480-948-1130
10822 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254

Green woodpecker Fresh Flowers & Gifts
602-266-7381
3110 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85013

PJ’s Flowers & Events
602.995-4999
7828 North 19th Avenue #10
Phoenix, Arizona 85021

Petals & Kettles
602-271-9506
201 North Central Avenue #Cc6
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Anne’s Flowers & Gifts
602-277-0444
1021 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona

Arcadia Flowers
602-840-3750
4835 East Indian School Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85018

Wolz Florist
602-938-2100
4371 West Bell Road
Glendale, Arizona 85306

Earleys Flowers
602-277-7251
5124 North 19th Avenue #100
Phoenix, Arizona 85015

Tulip Tree
602-978-3097
5933 West Bell Road
Glendale, Arizona 85308

Arrowhead Florist
623-334-0777
6384 West Bell Road
Glendale, Arizona 85308

Cemeteries

Garden of Memories
9380 West Peoria Avenue
Peoria, Arizona 85345

Mt. Sinai Cemetery
24210 N. 68th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Beth Israel Cemetery
305 South 35th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85009

Beth El Cemetery
2300 West Van Buren Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85009

Glendale Memorial Park
7844 North 61st Avenue
Glendale, Arizona 85301

Greenwood Memory Lawn
2300 East Van Buren Steet
Phoenix, AZ 85000

Holy Cross Cemetery
10045 West Thomas Road
Avondale, Arizona 85323

Holy Redeemer Cemetery
23015 North Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85024

Phoenix Memorial Park Cemetery
200 West Beardsley Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85027

Resthaven Park Cemetery
6290 West Northern Avenue
Glendale, Arizona 85302

Sunwest Cemetery
12525 North West Grand Avenue
El Mirage, Arizona 85335

Sunland Cemetery
15826 Del Webb Boulevard
Sun City, Arizona 85351

White Tanks Cemetery
15926 W. Camelback Road
Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340

Other Helpful Local Resources

Snap Hearing
Affordable Hearing Aids
602-476-4375

Hospice of the Valley
602-530-6900

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