Information You Can Trust About Funerals

Grief over the loss of a loved one is often followed by shock at the cost of funeral services. At this vulnerable time, families can make well-meant, but hasty decisions that result in unnecessary costs because they are unaware of all their options. This website provides information about your rights as a consumer and options for arranging an affordable, dignified, and meaningful good-bye.

Who We Are

FCAME is a non-profit organization of local residents who volunteer their time to help their neighbors in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Delaware plan after-death care that is dignified, meaningful, and affordable. We are the local affiliate of the Funeral Consumers Alliance, the only national organization that advocates for consumer rights with regard to funerals. 

The information and advocacy that FCAME and FCA provide are not associated with any business or religious group. We do not provide any funeral-related services or discounts for any funeral services with any funeral homes. Nor can we provide any financial assistance to help with funeral costs. 

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maryland and Environs

P.O. Box 34177

Bethesda, MD 20827

FCAME is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.