Hebrew Free Burial Association – HFBA devotes its resources to performing chesed shelemet (the ultimate act of loving kindness- for the deceased who are unable to repay the kindness). It is the only agency in the greater New York metropolitan area dedicated to assuring that every Jew, regardless of financial means or religious affiliation, receives a dignified, traditional Jewish funeral and burial.
www.hebrewfreeburial.org/ or (212-239-1662)
Local county treasurer’s office – They may have assistance programs to help pick up the cost for a person who does not have the money for funeral expenses or if that person’s relatives or friends are unwilling or are unable to pay.
Funeral Consumers Alliance – information on payment assistance in one’s area.
Crime Victims’ Compensation – In each state there is a fund set up to financially assist the victims of crime to cover funeral expenses.
Trade Union organizations – some trade unions will offer a financial contribution to assist a former member, or the spouse of a member, some assistance with meeting funeral expenses.