For over 45 years, the Los Angeles Funeral Society, (LAFS) has existed as a nonprofit, volunteer organization, dedicated to the consumer’s right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.
LAFS was organized in 1957 by members of the Hollywood Consumer Cooperative, following the pattern set by a number of consumer and church groups across the country who were concerned about the lack of consumer awareness and protection related to high-cost funerals.
One part-time, volunteer staff person maintains LAFS’s office in Pasadena, California, and coordinates the activities of other volunteers who do research and outreach. LAFS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors in accordance with California Nonprofit Corporation law.
Los Angeles Funeral Society is a local non-profit organization that is part of the national Funeral Consumers Alliance. Based in Pasadena, California, Los Angeles Funeral Society helps local consumers understand their funeral rights, provides unbiased advice, and can help with understanding local funeral pricing and landscape.
Many funeral consumers alliances operate with a volunteer board and conduct local price surveys.