Stories

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 »

Crossing to College

Camper Brittany Frisk Gets College Assistance from Donor Families There’s no doubt about it. Brittany Frisk’s dad would be awfully proud of her. This fall, nearly 18 years after his death, she packed up her hopes, dreams—and her sunscreen—and headed off to Northern Arizona University to begin her studies in chemistry with a concentration in… Read more »

The Story of Jayza & D’Juna

Recently Safe Crossings Foundation sat down with D’Juna Duhon and her 16-year-old daughter, Jayza. Jayza’s beloved grandfather died in June, 2009. After much resistance, Jayza accepted help from the Safe Crossings Program and attended Camp Erin. Jayza:   My grandfather passed a couple days after his birthday and five days after Fathers Day. He lived with… Read more »

Ian Williams-Buckmaster’s Grief & Healing Story

Ian Williams-Buckmaster, endured parental struggles with addiction and multiple relocations. Ultimately, both his mom and dad died young. Low self-esteem and defiance characterized a youngster who faced grown-up decisions when most kids were playing Xbox. His anger, fear, and loneliness accompanied feelings of pain and grief. Camp Erin turned Ian’s life around. Held each summer in… Read more »

Heart of Gold

Safe Crossings Foundation aims to be a one-stop shop for grief resources in the Seattle area. We have the incredible opportunity to work with individuals from organizations we support. Getting to interact with these passionate people is inspiring and refreshing as we see the impact they have through the support of our donors. One such… Read more »

A Teen’s Experience at The Healing Center

Following the loss of a loved one, high school student Trystan Sanchez ended up at The Healing Center in search of support. When asked about his experience there, Trystan had lots to share. A participant in the Healing Center’s teen group, Trystan feels he benefited greatly from the safe space the group provides. Q: What… Read more »

Healing through Art with 4th Grade Boys

“When I look at my art, I feel really proud of myself because I learned to take risks and I made things from my heart,” reads a quote on the Draw it Out survey submitted by Washington-state school counselor Alyssa Daniels. The quote comes from a child in one of the several successful Art with… Read more »

Art With a Cause

“These paintings come from a deep place in my heart, inspired by years of military service, the relationships of those that I’ve lost, as well as the family ties of love and support through the last two decades,” says local artist Kory Noble when asked about his inspiration. Kory lives and creates in Renton, WA… Read more »