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Caitlin’s Story

As this year comes to a close, I want to share a powerful story with you. A story of a brave young woman who, through grief counseling and camp adventures, learned how to cope with her grief. December 14th, 2017 started as just a normal day for Caitlin. She got up, went to school, and… Read more »

2020 Conference

In response to a call from local providers of children’s grief support, Safe Crossings Foundation (SCF) presented the 6th Annual Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief. As the leader in funding grief support services for children in the Pacific Northwest, SCF is hosts a conference each year that provides continuing professional development credits while building community… Read more »

Our 2019 Annual Luncheon was a Great Success!

This year’s SCF Luncheon on October 24th, wrapped up our 30th year of service to grieving kids and families. We are enthusiastically looking toward the future as we celebrate this significant milestone in our organization’s history. The luncheon event was a huge success with so many friends and supporters. We honored Fran Bigelow of Fran’s… Read more »

Call for Speakers

2020 NW Conference on Childhood GriefDue Friday, November 15, 2019 In response to a call from local providers of children’s grief support, Safe Crossings Foundation (SCF) will be presenting the 6th Annual Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief. As the leader in funding grief support services for children in the Pacific Northwest, SCF is hosting a… Read more »

Annual Luncheon

Safe Crossings Foundation’s Annual Luncheon to benefit local grieving children will be held on October 27th, 2020.When: Thursday, October 27th, 2020 11:30am Registration // 12:00-1:00pm Program Where: Sheraton Seattle Hotel 1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 Directions and Parking info here. Registration will be open soon! For more information visit our official Luncheon page HERE Contact… Read more »

The Power of Grief Support Animals

I remember when my own therapy-dog-in-training, Rosie, seemed to know instinctively what to do when at the bedside of my dying landlord. Even though she had yet to begin her training, a puppy of 6 months, she tenderly placed her chin on my landlord’s feet providing a soothing presence. Upon his death, she moved from… Read more »

Leaving a Legacy

Caroline Wright, the author of this children’s book and a mother of two little boys, was diagnosed with the most aggressive brain cancer, a glioblastoma, and given a year to live. During that year, Caroline spent all her time working on her legacy, focusing on writing stories to leave for her two boys. Everlasting Creature… Read more »

A Mixing Bowl of Grief

For the past 30 years, supporters like you have helped Safe Crossings Foundation provide kids with opportunities to express their grief in safe and constructive environments. Grief support opportunities funded by SCF provide kids with skills and experiences that encourage them to realize their loss does not define them. It brings them together to recognize… Read more »

Children’s Grief Awareness Day 2018—Sentinels of Hope

Drive across the 520 floating bridge any evening and you will be welcomed by four LED light towers, called the sentinels. These towers illuminate the east and west ends of what is considered the world’s longest floating bridge. Any frequent bridge traveler will notice that the sentinels occasionally shine different colors, but they may not… Read more »

Healing Broken Hearts

Six years ago, when Julie and Bryan Roos’ son Jackson died unexpectedly, their world was shattered. As they gathered their three younger children close, Julie and Bryan wondered how they could ever hold their family together when their own hearts were so broken. The Safe Crossings Program entered their lives, gently—first through a parent night… Read more »