We've been contacted by a local funeral home, because they've been contacted by whatever dept in Nassau County, seeking burial space for the remains of twenty indigent/homeless persons, claiming that there is no space available in public cemeteries in Nassau, and no private or church cemeteries will take them. One of our cemetery committee members suggests that public cemeteries, being state-regulated, are required to accommodate.
Perusing the diocesan directory, I have no idea whom to contact there. I'm also not finding pertinent info on the NYS Division of Cemeteries or Indigent Legal Services pages. So, does anyone here have any helpful info to offer? Anyone? Anyone?