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Death & Grief

Crime Scene Clean-up (all of the below 24/7/365 within 2-hour response)

Emergency Cleaning Solutions | 512-382-7243

Accept Insurance/Crime Victims’ Compensation (CVC); Assist with insurance claims; Consider payment plans avail for private pay clients; Fees on case-by-case basis; Free estimates in person/over the phone if necessary; Fully insured/OSHA compliant; Staff fully bio-recovery trained and certified (OSHA); Bilingual staff available.

Total Decon Inc. | 888-411-3266

Accept Insurance/CVC; Assists with insurance claims; Payment plans avail for private pay clients; Fees average $250/hr.; Sliding scale available – case by case basis; Free estimates in person; Fully insured/OSHA compliant; Staff fully bio-recovery trained and certified (OSHA plus elective trainings).

Texas Decon | 800-978-8192 or 830-660-3149

Accept Insurance/CVC; Assist with insurance claims; Payment plans avail for private pay clients; Fees: $125/hr. plus materials fees; $175/hr. on holidays; Free estimates over the phone or in person; Fully insured/OSHA compliant; Staff fully bio-recovery trained and certified (OSHA); Bilingual staff available; Medical waste disposal services.

Death Information & Transport

Travis County Medical Examiner512-854-9599

The Medical Examiner is responsible for the investigation and certification of cause and manner of death of all sudden, unexpected, violent, suspicious, or unnatural deaths that occur in Travis County.

Grief Support & Counseling

Austin Center for Grief and Loss | 512-472-7878

Assists people who have experienced a significant and/or traumatic loss in moving forward.

Fees: Individual Therapy $115/session; Family/Couples Therapy $140/session; sliding scale available.

The Christi Center | 512-467-2600

A support group counseling/guidance that promotes well-being to those dealing with life after the loss of a loved one.

Survivors of Suicide

The Survivors of Suicide website is independently owned and operated and is not associated with any specific group, organization or religious affiliation. The purpose is to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way.

Wonders and Worries | 512-329-5757

Wonders and Worries works with families in all stages of survivorship who are affected by any serious or chronic physical illness. They provide individual/group support services for children ages 2-18 and parenting support for parents and caregivers. Services are free of charge in a variety of school and community-based settings (both English and Spanish).

Funeral, Burial & Cremation Services

All Faiths Funeral Service | North: 512-339-8878; South: 512-326-8878

All religions; Direct burial; Cremation.; Accept CVC.

Cook-Walden Funeral Homes | Multiple locations, please visit website for contact info.

All religions; Direct burial; Cremation.; Accept CVC.

Indigent Burial | 512-854-1440

Assists very low-income families with burial when they cannot afford a funeral; Cremation not available; Several restrictions; Must attempt to make arrangements with a funeral home first.

Mission Funeral Homes | 512-476-4355

All religions; Direct burial; Cremation.; Accept CVC; Offer pet memorials.

The Neptune Society | 512-323-0122

Cremation and at-sea burial services; No traditional burial services; Might accept CVC but will withhold service until payment received; Also offer veteran services.

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Homes | Multiple locations, please visit website for contact info.

All religions; Direct burial; Cremation.; Accept CVC.

Body Donation Programs

Texas State University Forensic Anthropology Center | 512-245-1900

We Are Blood | 512-206-1266 or 877-212-1266

Provides blood and tissue donation services to the greater Austin area. Call to inquire, donate or register for tissue donation.

Family Violence

SAFE Alliance | 512-267-SAFE (7233)

Provides emergency shelter and supportive housing for women and children escaping abuse. Other services include counseling, transportation, childcare, jobs, medical, legal and community referrals.

Texas Advocacy Project

Family Violence Legal Line | 512- 476-5770 or 800-374-HOPE

Family Law Hotline | 512-476-1866 or 800-777-FAIR

Sexual Assault Legal Line | 512-225-9290 or 888-296-SAFE

The Project’s mission is to provide free legal advice, expand legal education, and promote access to justice for women in need.

National Domestic Violence Hotline | 800-799-SAFE (7233)

24-hour crisis hotline, and referrals to domestic violence resources nationwide.

National Teen Dating Hotline | 866-331-9474 or Text “loveis” to 2252

Hotline for teens with questions about healthy versus abusive relationships; Resource information available.

Sexual Assault

SAFE Alliance | 512-267-SAFE (7233)

Provides SAFE exams and emergency shelter. Other services include counseling, transportation, childcare, jobs, medical, legal and community referrals.

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault | 512-474-7190

Training, legislative advocacy, referrals to sexual assault resources.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (R.A.I.N.N.) | 800-656-HOPE or 4673

24-hour National sexual assault crisis hotline and referrals to sexual assault resources nationwide.

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