Burial Assistance

in New York City

Loosing a loved one is always hard on the ones left behind. Some people don't have the finances to cover the cost of burial. helpNYC has gathered some resources to help those in need help with a loved one's burial expenses.

Office of Burial Services

Human Resources AdministrationCity of New York
33-28 Northern Blvd. - 3rd FloorLong Island City, New York 11101
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The Human Resources Administration, Office of Burial Services assists individuals in need of financial assistance to meet funeral expenses for a deceased low-income New York City resident (decedent). Payment may be authorized to reimburse funeral expenses that have already been paid or pre-approval for payment may be authorized for the cost of a planned funeral.

Catholic Charities

Archdiocese of New York
888.744.7900
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Catholic Charities provides burial assistance for Catholics in New York that do not have the means to cover burial expenses. Please contact the decedent's local parish office for more information and referral.

Philoptochos Society

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
212.977.7770 | email
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The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America provides financial grants to Greek Orthodox decedent's and their families to cover costs of burial. Non-Orthodox persons are provided information and referrals to other appropriate resources.