Michigan affiliate of the national Funeral Consumers Alliance

 

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WHAT WE ARE

Funeral Consumers Information Society, also known as FCIS, is a volunteer-run nonprofit that has been dedicated to helping Michiganians make dignified, meaningful and affordable funeral arrangements since 1961.

 

In 2006, our mission expanded to advocate for the re-establishment of family rights in after-death care, including family-led home funerals, and to foster sustainable environmental practices, such as green burial, in the state.

WHAT WE ARE NOT

We are not affiliated with any funeral home, cemetery, crematory or religious group. FCIS does not sell funeral or cremation services or contracts. We are led by volunteers and supported only by donations and low-cost annual membership “dues,” which are fully tax deductible. Our parent organization is the national Funeral Consumers Alliance.

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ANATOMICAL GIFTS

 

LITERATURE

FUNERAL LAW

 

THE BENEFITS OF FCIS

 

OBJECTIVITY.

You get advice from knowledgeable volunteers who are not in the business of selling funeral services.

 

DIGNITY.

You learn about dignified and unique alternatives to conventional arrangements.

 

SAVINGS.

You save hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars on the cost of a funeral by making informed purchasing decisions.

 

CONFIDENCE.

You are able to shop for services with full knowledge of your funeral-consumer rights.

 

KNOWLEDGE.

As an informed consumer, you will receive more for your funeral dollar by avoiding unnecessary expenses.

 

SECURITY.

You preplan your final wishes without the risks of prepayment.

 

PEACE OF MIND.

You have the opportunity to discuss an important topic with your family, and you’ll give them comfort knowing they are fulfilling your final wishes.

 

OPTIONS.

You know the choices available, including natural burial, family-directed home funerals, immediate cremation, immediate burial and more.

 

REPRESENTATION.

You know that an organization devoted solely to consumers is working on behalf of Michigan residents.

 

GUEST SPEAKING.

We are available to speak to groups of any size and demographic.

 

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MISSION

Funeral Consumers Information Society, also known as FCIS, is a volunteer-run nonprofit that has been dedicated to helping Michiganians make dignified, meaningful and affordable funeral arrangements since 1961.

 

In 2006, our mission expanded to advocate for the re-establishment of family rights in after-death care, including family-led home funerals, and to foster sustainable environmental practices, such as green burial, in the state.

CONTACT US

COPYRIGHT © 2014 Funeral Consumers Information Society of Michigan

(313) 886-0998
info@funeralinformationsociety.org

PO Box 36854

Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236