Programs that issue, maintain and, where appropriate, provide access to or copies of documents that relate to an individual's death.
Public programs that pay a portion of the funeral expenses of individuals entitled benefits.
Mutual support groups whose members are people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
Programs that provide emotional support, problem-solving assistance, information and guidance for people who have recently lost a loved one. Included are counselling programs for widows and widowers, children who have lost a parent, parents who have lost a child and people who are in other similar situations.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.