3 A Bereavement Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established in 1997, to assist, counsel, educate and comfort low-income children, individuals and families who have experienced the death of a loved one. The mission of 3ABF is to enable low-income and working poor bereaved families to secure services to comprehensively address their bereavement needs. We occupy a unique position in the Houston Metropolitan Area as the only nonprofit organization with a sole purpose to provide comprehensive bereavement services to economically disadvantaged families. All services are rendered without regard to ethnic, social, religious or cultural background.
3ABF serve the low-income and working poor in the Houston Metropolitan Area and over 95% are ethnic minorities. 71% of these households have at least one working adult - evidence that the majority of our families consist of working-poor residents, versus individuals seeking to live off of government assistance. The ability to cover funeral expenses is virtually impossible for uninsured low-income families and a lack of resources translates to literal delays or even cancellations of bereavement services.
Secure online donations made on 3ABF 's website: http://www.3abereavement.org/donation.html. Checks and Money Orders accepted by Mail. Gift In Kind Donations accepted.
3ABF envisions the elimination of the feelings of despair and hopelessness experienced by bereaved families who have limited or no means to bury their loved ones, or to obtain needed counseling services for healing and wholeness. We also strive to convey the importance of recognizing bereavement services as a vital need throughout the Houston Metropolitan Area – not for the benefit of the deceased but to provide a hope and a future for surviving loved ones. Our long-term goal is to bridge the gap in the availability and quality of bereavement services available to indigent and low-income families.
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