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Say Hello to SCF’s Newest Board Member

Safe Crossings Foundation is proud to announce another addition to our Board of Directors, Shawn Hintz! Shawn Hintz Senior Vice President – Investments Senior Institutional Consultant Shawn has over 20 years of financial industry experience and is a Senior Partner on the UBS Institutional Consulting Group – Northwest team with a primary focus on retirement… Read more »

2017 Annual Luncheon Report

The Safe Crossings Foundation Annual Luncheon broke fundraising records once again this year! Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, we raised more than $447,000 to fund services in support of children and teens following the death of a loved one. Your gifts will help inspire resilience in families experiencing grief and loss by ensuring that… 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 »

Welcome to Our New SCF Board Members!

Safe Crossings Foundation is pleased to announce two additions to our Board of Directors, Danielle Funston and Paul Robinett! Danielle Funston Vice President, Blueprint Consulting Services Danielle joined as Blueprint’s first employee and built out the entire Operations organization, including Accounting, IT Operations, Workplace Operations, Marketing, HR, Client Development Operations, and Talent Acquisition. She is… Read more »

It’s That Time of Year Again…

Our Annual Luncheon is right around the corner! On Thursday, October 12th, Safe Crossings Foundation (SCF) supporters will gather for an afternoon of fundraising to support grieving children. One of our greatest sponsors over the years, Nintendo of America, will be honored at the luncheon as the 2017 Bridge to Healing Award Recipient for their… Read more »

Save the Date // 2018 Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief

The 2018 Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief will be held on March 2nd at the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) Building in Renton, Washington. This one-day symposium will explore the topic of Connecting Children to Support: Addressing Barriers to Services. We are pleased to announce Kevin Carter, MSW, LCSW, and Tyran Hill, MSSA, as our keynote speakers this… Read more »

Themes and Patterns: Cultural Sensitivity in Grief Support

Responding in a Culturally Sensitive Way to Those Who are Grieving Patterned tiles of bright colors often remind me of my host mother who took care of me when I studied abroad in Spain.  While I was there, she invited me to meet her sister in Seville. At the time, I wanted to learn more… Read more »

Providence Hospice & SCF: 28 Years of Partnership to Help Grieving Children

On May 24th, Providence Hospice awarded SCF with the 2017 Hospice Award of Distinction, commemorating our organizations’ 28-year partnership. The evening weaved history and memories with stories from current Safe Crossings Program counselors about how children work through their grief and other complicated emotions following the death of a loved one. The reception program was emceed by Gary Crum, Director of the Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation. Former Providence Director Bob Anderson reminisced on Safe Crossings’ humble beginnings. He recalled his… 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 »