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Consumer advocacy for dignified and economical end-of-life choices.  


About Us

FCAH is a non-denominational, non-profit consumer organization, incorporated in California in 1965, to educate its members and the public about State and Federal funeral and cemetery regulations. And to assist in providing access to simple, dignified, economical mortuary services. 


It is not a pre-payment plan, and it does not sell insurance or services.


It is a member of the national Funeral Consumers Alliance, with more than 100 Affiliates around the U.S. 

Humboldt Advanced Care Planning Coalition 

Dr Byock is founder and chief medical officer of the Institute for Human Caring at Providence St. Joseph Health. He is leading palliative care physician, author, and public advocate for improving care through the end of life. He is an active professor emeritus of medicine and community and family medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dr Byock is the author of Dying Well (1997), The Four Things That Matter Most (2004), and The Best Care Possible (March 2012). 



Wednesday, Aug 14th 2019

Time: 6 PM


Goodwin Forum 

Humboldt State University

1 Harpst St. Arcata CA 95521


Price: Free 




Our all-volunteer organization does a lot with a little.  YOUR community support helps with operating expenses, educational materials and training opportunities. We remain committed to providing phone and email support for those in need of our service.  We educate our community about end of life issues through newsletters, presentations, library resources and more.


We appreciate your generous financial contributions and

will provide, upon request, tax-deductible receipts  for all cash and non-cash donations. 

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WE ASSIST members in avoiding unnecessary funeral expenses. 


WE HELP members plan ahead for their final arrangements. 


WE PROVIDE resources and referrals with information about local cemetery prices, mortuary costs and, for those who are interested, how to care for your own dead. 


WE RECOMMEND that you discuss your plans and wishes with those close to you-family, friends and spiritual advisers. Consider their ideas and let them know yours. 

Need Help? Need Information? 

Please call and leave a message at 707-822-8599

Or you can email: 

We will get back to you as soon as possible with support

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