Does anyone know if there are any financial assistance programs to help with the funeral cost of a low income cancer patient? My mom is in a inpatient hospice facility now and only has a couple days left at the most. She has no insurance and although we've found a funeral home that will take payments they are wanting half up front. Losing her is so painful but now the added stress of this...I just feel sick. My public service announcement for today is please, please, please...take out insurance while you are healthy & make arrangements prior to the time. I know it's scary & sad to think of but its so important!