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The following resources may be helpful to you as prepare to honor your loved one or in the days following.

Aftercare

At Stuhr Funeral Home, we firmly believe that support after the death of a loved one should be on-going. Provided at no cost to you, the Aftercare services we offer are at differing levels of assistance and are tailored to your family’s individual needs.
Our Director of Aftercare, Dru Strickland, is available to help you with the influx of forms, insurance policies, Social Security, corporate and governmental requirements which can seem overwhelming. Dru excels in personalized support and can help you handle the “loose ends” that follow the death of a loved one.
Once the certified Death Certificates arrive – generally ten business days after the order is placed – the person in your family designated as the informant will be contacted and can set up an Aftercare appointment.
Please contact the chapel handling your family’s arrangements to set up or change an Aftercare appointment. Dru can also be reached directly at (843) 881.9293 or dru.strickland@jhenrystuhr.com.
We recommend the following resources to guide you as well:
Veterans Administration: http://www.va.gov/
Social Security: http://www.ssa.gov/

Grief Support

In addition to our Aftercare services, J. Henry Stuhr provides on-going workshops on dealing with grief. We have a rotating series of grief programs which offer insight into what to expect following the death of a loved one. We also offer and support several memorial and remembrance services to honor those who have died, as well as those who have served our country faithfully.
Another unique opportunity we offer is our monthly luncheon on the fourth Tuesday of each month at a local restaurant. Members of this small group have looked forward to having lunch together for more than 12 years. This is a time of fellowship and encouragement and we would love to have you join us. Please contact Dru Strickland at (843) 881.9293 or dru.strickland@jhenrystuhr.com for the monthly schedule or check our Calendar tab.

Hospice of Charleston Bereavement Services
www.hospiceofcharleston.com/services/bereavement.shtml

Hospice Net
Help for those facing life-threatening illness
www.hospicenet.org/index.html

Coalition on Donation
Information about organ and tissue donation
www.donatelife.net

Federal Trade Commission
Consumers’ Rights Under the Funeral Rule
www.ftc.gov/funerals

Social Security Administration
www.ssa.gov

U.S. Veterans Administration
Burial and memorial benefits information

www.cem.va.gov

Cremation Association of North America (CANA)
www.cremationassociation.org

Selected Independent Funeral Homes
www.selectedfuneralhomes.org

National Funeral Directors Association
www.nfda.org

South Carolina Funeral Directors Association
www.scfda.org

Association for Death Education and Counseling
Grief resources

www.adec.org

Lest They Be Forgotten
Remembering our veterans’ history

www.veteranshistory.org

The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends is a mutual assistance, self-help organization offering friendship, understanding and hope to bereaved parents and siblings after the death of a child of any age and of any cause.
www.compassionatefriends.org

The Charleston Chapter of The Compassionate Friends meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1393 Miles Drive, Charleston – located in West Ashley on the frontage road across from Charles Towne Landing.