Every 15-Minute Program
The "Every 15-Minute Program" is a nationwide program of public and corporate-sponsored agencies whose mission is to prevent impaired driving tragedies and to save lives by building and supporting a national network of organization with similar missions. Presented to teenagers every year, this 2-day program includes a mock demonstration of an alcohol related automobile crash caused by a drunken driver and a funeral service for all the "living dead" that were involved. Alameda Family participates with the Saratoga, Monte Vista, Fremont, San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos and Cupertino High School Districts by providing two of our counselors to serve as staff for the demonstration and discussions which comprise the yearly program.
"Dear Mom and Dad, every fifteen minutes someone in the United States dies from an alcohol related traffic collision, and today I died. I never had the chance to tell you......."
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Deaths of Children
Alameda Family is compassionate to those families who experience the loss of their child. Therefore, Alameda Family does not charge for any professional funeral services. Our charges for the funeral of a child include only the cost of merchandise (e.g. cost of casket), if any is chosen, the cost of cremation, and the cost, charged by the state, for a disposition permit and death certificate, if applicable. Cemetery costs for burial, entombment, or inurnment are a separate cost.
Hospice of the Valley Volunteer Training
Partnering with the not-for-profit Hospice of the Valley, we provide in-service training for their volunteers acquainting them with procedures to follow when death occurs. Our training program includes an introduction to the funeral industry, a tour of our facility, an overview of funeral options, and care of the body following death.