Stories

SCF Benefits from Legacy of Charity

Written by James Miller from McKinstry. It began as a gathering of friends. Eight recent college grads, looking for something to do on the morning of July 4th, 1998. So we went golfing and, of course, placed a wager for lunch afterward. A tournament was born.  Looking back 20 years now, our annual gathering has… Read more »

Inspiring Resilience

Annual luncheon video highlights healing processes of two families supported by SCF-funded programs Two sets of twins share their stories of losing a parent and the support people and programs that helped them down the path toward healing. The families featured in this video from our latest luncheon perfectly embody the spirit of resilience that SCF… Read more »

Grief Services Changing Lives

The athlete. The class president. The math whiz. The kid whose mom died. Jennifer Cruz was that kid. “I was 12 when my mom died in May of 2007; I stayed home for a week. Then I went back to seventh grade and no services were ever offered,” Jen recalls. “I was from a tiny… Read more »

Teens Helping Teens Move Through Grief

Camp Erin-King County hosts a weekend session each summer that is just for teenagers. On the last night of camp, teens participate in a special grief activity with each other around the pool. All campers gather on blankets with luminaries they’ve each made by hand that picture their relationship with their lost loved ones. These… Read more »

A Nun on a Mission

Sister Maureen Knows Kids’ Grief Support Changes Lives Sister Maureen Newman has been involved in the Providence Ministry for over 50 years and currently works as a Provincial Counselor at Providence Hospice in Seattle. Her journey with children began shortly after graduating from Seattle University with a degree in education. After briefly teaching at St…. Read more »

Grief is a Journey Best Taken With Others

Twins Damien and Ty were five years old when their dad died in 2009. The sudden loss of their father left the boys confused and worried. Their mom, Eva, knew the boys needed support. She found Camp Erin®- King County. “I had no idea how incredible camp would end up being and what it would… Read more »

You’re Not Alone

LIFE AFTER LOSING A LOVED ONE TO SUICIDE SCF’s Marci chats with Susan and Annalee, a mother and daughter who lost a son and brother to suicide, about their experience after his death; the unique grief that follows; and what has helped them on their paths toward healing. A Safe Crossings Foundation-sponsored organization, Forefront Cares, is… Read more »

Donor Profile: Nathan Hoerschelmann

Meet Nathan! He’s is one of Safe Crossings Foundation’s most dedicated supporters. As a Camp Erin Big Buddy and Luncheon Table Captain, Nathan spreads love and awareness for kids who are grieving and in need of support. The first and foremost reason I give to Safe Crossings Foundation is because the work they do is… Read more »

A Story of Hope

Is it possible for a child to find peace after his mom dies? The answer to this question is yes. Take 22-year-old Kevin McConnell, who lost his beloved mother Kathryn after a long battle with cancer nearly six years ago. Meeting Kevin today, you cannot help but be drawn to him and the sense of peace… Read more »

Better Together // Video

BETTER TOGETHER Safe Crossings Foundation, in partnership with some fantastic organizations and generous donors, is honored to help such families as the Mohans and Pareja-Ortegas, who share their stories of loss and love in the following video, created for our 2016 Annual Luncheon. Safe Crossings | Better Together from Safe Crossings Foundation on Vimeo. Special… Read more »