Lauren Carroll founded Returning Home in August 2014. After working for a small family funeral home in her home town in Southern California (2003-2006) then making the move to Colorado and working for a corporate run funeral home(2006-2009) she knew families needed MORE. They needed options, they needed affordability, they needed to be conscious of the Earth, but most of all they needed the option to reconnect with a sacredness and healing that comes from caring for your dead loved one at home. She left the “industry” in 2009 and began her studies of home funerals and the”traditional” ways of caring for your dead at home. The mission of Returning Home is Providing Education and Shifting the American views and ways in which we interact with death and dying.