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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 »

A Birthday Bash with Purpose

For Fouad and Fady Masoud, donating to a local charity is the best way to celebrate their birthdays, which are two weeks apart. The brothers, who hosted a Charity Ball benefitting Safe Crossings Foundation (SCF) on April 10th, value philanthropy and believe in the purpose Safe Crossings Foundation serves. On the GoFundMe page the brothers… Read more »

A Birthday Bash with Purpose

For Fouad and Fady Masoud, donating to a local charity is the best way to celebrate their birthdays, which are two weeks apart. The brothers, who hosted a Charity Ball benefitting Safe Crossings Foundation (SCF) on April 10th, value philanthropy and believe in the purpose Safe Crossings Foundation serves. On the GoFundMe page the brothers… Read more »

2015 Newsletter

You built it and they came… Thanks to funding from our generous donors, two years ago Safe Crossings Foundation conducted a thorough assessment of child grief services in the Puget Sound region, identifying 14 current, viable programs. From that assessment came a wish from grief support providers to share learning and best practices in a… Read more »

What’s your reason?

Not long ago my spouse and I had a disagreement, probably about how we raise our kids or who organizes the bedroom closet. Whatever the cause, storm clouds gathered and voices grew stronger. Within an hour it passed, and though none of this was my fault, my wife shall receive a beautiful satin heart filled… Read more »

Depression and Complicated Grief are Two Separate Things

What we often hear about people we know who have lost a loved one, is that through their grief they have fallen into a deep onset of depression. But what specialists are saying now, is that Complicated Grief is its own disorder, separate from depression and therefore needs its own treatment. One of the primary… Read more »

Grieving students: What’s your role as a teacher?

As a teacher you are a very important person in children’s lives, so when you encounter a grieving student you may wonder exactly what your role should be. While there is no fool-proof method for helping a child through this difficult time, there are some things you can do to make their time at school… Read more »

We want to improve your health!

A study by UnitedHealth Group and the Optum Institute finds that volunteering is linked to better physical, mental and emotional health. The survey of more than 3,300 U.S. adults reveals that 76% of U.S. adults who volunteer say volunteering makes them feel physically healthier, and 78% report that volunteering lowers levels of stress, which results in feeling better than adults who… Read more »

Childhood Grief is Complicated

Every person certainly grieves differently, as does every child. So often, it becomes all too easy as a parent or adult close to a child to unintentionally overlook the child’s struggles with life as well as death. Children are the greatest observers and the greatest absorbers. They notice many of the little things that adults often… Read more »