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What to Say to Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One

It’s often hard to know what to say or do when someone you care about is grieving. You may be afraid of intruding, saying the wrong thing, or making the person feel even worse. Or maybe you feel there’s little you can do to make things better. While you can’t take away the pain of… Read more »

Create a Tribute Page for Your Loved One

Safe Crossings Foundation’s Tribute Pages are a perfect way for remembering a loved one and inviting your friends and family to participate in sharing and paying tribute. In addition, a Tribute Page can be set up to celebrate any special event such as a wedding, marathon or anniversary. You can then promote your Tribute within… Read more »

What We Learn From Grief

Losing a loved one at any age is never easy. In moments your life can change so suddenly and nothing about that experience seems fair or makes any sense. The grief process impacts each and every child differently. One of the hardest things to do is to be able to find joy after loss. Sometimes… Read more »

Parenting Through Grief: The Attunetion Approach

Being a mom or dad is hard enough. Parenting through grief? Well, that can be utterly overwhelming. It is uncharted waters for most parents who often find themselves wishing someone would just write a guidebook with all the answers. Luckily Jade Richardson Bock and Dr. Craig Pierce did just that. In their new book called… Read more »

Death Happens to Everyone

”Death happens to everyone. It will be a hard and difficult time. But there are people there to help you, because they care. Please keep supporting Safe Crossings – it helps everyone.” ~ Riley Frisk, former Camp Erin camper Yes, death happens to everyone and the younger you are the less it makes sense. No matter… Read more »

The Beautiful Way One Mom Discusses Death & Grief With Her Sons

Blogger Mary Tyler Mom wrote a great column about grief for ChicagoNow, an online blog forum. After having her oldest daughter die from cancer, talk of death became commonplace in her family’s home. Now, as a member of her extended family has passed away and her children are a bit older, she discusses how to… Read more »

Grief in the Time of Facebook

Love it or hate it, social media is becoming an increasingly large part of our lives. It is a new medium through which we can express ourselves, interact with one another, and even grieve. Feelings of grief are often too painful or personal to discuss in person, and sites like Facebook provide a platform to express… Read more »

Why I Give My Resources to Safe Crossings Foundation

That’s me, Marci, the little one in the front left of the photograph, the youngest of 10 children. I am also in charge of fundraising for Safe Crossings Foundation. But more importantly, I lost my father on my 12th birthday, so I am qualified to answer this question. Let me start by telling you my… Read more »

Camp Erin: A Camp to Help Kids Through Grief

Of the many programs that the Safe Crossings Foundation helps fund and support, one of our most celebrated is Camp Erin-King County. This is an overnight weekend camp for children and teens in which they get the opportunity to feel supported as well as open about their own grief and internal struggles. With the staff… Read more »

What’s New at Safe Crossings

Hi folks, we have a bittersweet announcement: soon enough we will be hiring a new Executive Director. It is with sadness but true gratitude that we thank our current Director, Juliana, for all of her hard work and dedication. She will be deeply missed but we know that she is moving on to another chapter… Read more »