New York State Funeral Directors Association

The growing drug epidemic across the nation is tearing families apart as the number of overdose deaths rises. As funeral directors across New York State support these grieving families, grief resources are few and far between. 

The NYS Tribute Foundation has developed a first-in-the-nation grief support program in collaboration with national experts.

Join us at one of six symposiums around New York State to learn more about:

  • Challenges of grief after overdose death
  • Serving the drug death bereaved
  • Grief support resources specifically for drug-related deaths


Caring for the Bereaved After an Overdose Death:
Guiding Principles for Funeral Directors

  • Buffalo *
    November 2, 2017  |  1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Long Island *
    November 6, 2017  |  1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Hudson Valley *
    November 7, 2017  |  1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Albany *
    November 8, 2017  |  1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Syracuse *
    November 9, 2017  |  10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Binghamton *
    November 9, 2017  |  4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


For more information, contact Kelly or Michelle at 800-291-2629.


The NYS Tribute Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was established in 2003 out of a desire to unite the knowledge and resources of funeral service professionals throughout New York State. We are dedicated to supporting education, outreach and research programs that advance the public's understanding of end-of-life issues. The Foundation uses its philanthropic resources to stimulate research, improve and support professional education, increase public outreach and sponsor forums to foster policy dialogue on important end-of-life issues. The Foundation is an affiliate of the New York State Funeral Directors Association.

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New York State 
Tribute Foundation

1 South Family Drive
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518-452-8230
Fax: 518-452-8667