When someone dies, there are hundreds of details that need attention. Typically, a survivor must change or close personal accounts and obligations, notify appropriate entities, and manage logistics.
We help you manage all of these tasks step-by-step in a way no others do: comprehensively, compassionately, and securely.
Helping Survivors Manage started in 2009 as a guide book by Kat Reed entitled Begin Here: helping survivors manage. This concise, practical volume helped thousands of people navigate the days, weeks, and months after finding themselves responsible for post-death logistics. It was the culmination of Kat’s experience in the wake of her mother’s death and of years helping other survivors. Kat led the development of HelpingSurvivorsManage.com as a free resource for anyone who ends up in the role of survivor or trusted authority (helping the survivor manage and transition the obligations and institutional relationships of the deceased) following a death.
If you are in one of those roles, this site is for you. It was built on the collective experience of thousands and is designed to get you moving forward at a comfortable pace while taking control of the process so it doesn’t take control of you. If you don’t know where to start, the site will help you decide. If you don’t know how to start, the site will suggest some jumping off points. If you don’t know what you have to do now and what you can set aside for later, the site will guide you.