Funeral and cemetery assistance program serving families in need in our community.
Mother Teresa was a luminous messenger of God's love who is well noted for her charity, compassion and courage. Everyday she went into her community to find and serve Him in the "unwanted, the unloved and the uncared for." She founded the Missionaries of Charity, which continue to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the poor and ensure that her charitable spirit lives on.
Mother Teresa firmly believed that love begins at home and that we should reach out to those in need in our family first, then our community, our country and our world. It is in this spirit that CFCS created the Mother Teresa Fund. A fund that allows the poor and destitute in our community to receive sacred and dignified funeral, cremation and cemetery services.
What is the fund used for?
The fund is used to provide cemetery and funeral assistance to individuals in our community who would otherwise be unable to afford proper services.
Our available choices range from simple containers to a more traditional casket.
Who does the fund serve?
The fund was established to serve individuals in need in our community, including the poor and destitute as well as victims of violent crimes. We also assist special organizations such as the George Mark Children's House which serves terminally ill children.
What level of assistance is available?
CFCS offers two levels of assistance for both funeral and cemetery services, indigent and financial assistance. Indigent services are for individuals who are unable to make any payment. We provide to these individuals complete service in accordance with the Order of Christian Funerals.
Financial Assistance is for individuals who need extended terms. The fund allows them to have the funeral and cemetery services that they would like but be otherwise unable to pay for.
How can I help?
Donations are readily accepted at all of our CFCS locations as well as on our website. To learn more or to donate please visit cfcsmission.org.
Do I have to be Catholic to receive aid?
No, the fund serves all those in need in our community regardless of religious affiliation.
What about victims of violent crimes?
Through our partnership with Catholic Charities, CFCS provides funeral and cemetery services to families who are victims of a violent crime. For more information contact Catholic Charities or CFCS.
What is the George Mark Children’s house?
George Mark is a non-profit organization that provides care for children with life limiting diseases. It is the first and only freestanding residential pediatric palliative care center in the United States.