Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief

We hosted the 6th Annual Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief to build community by sharing ideas and learning together.

2020 Grant Applications

Safe Crossings Foundation is accepting grant applications and will make final decisions in December.


As a professional working with a child who is dealing with the death of a loved one, you may feel ill equipped on how to help a grieving child.

Regional Services

As a professional working with a child who is dealing with the death of a loved one, you may feel ill equipped on how to help a grieving child. You also may be looking for programs in the Puget Sound that provide individual, group or camp experiences specifically for grieving children and teens. The list of articles and links to other organizations listed below are resources to help you as you companion a child through the grief process.

Name Neighborhood Description
Art with Heart Seattle Creates and distributes therapeutic books, supportive trainings and programs to help children dealing with the stress and strain of hardship and trauma. (206) 362-4047.
Bridges Tacoma Offers support groups for children ages 4–18 who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling or who are living with someone who is seriously ill. (253) 403-1966.
Cancer Lifeline Seattle Offers free classes, consultations, 24-hour support line, and community center for individuals and families who are living with cancer. (206) 297-2100.
Seattle Children\'s Hospital - Journey Program Seattle Provides individual, couple and family support following the death of a child whether or not the child was cared for by Seattle Children’s Hospital. (206) 987-2062.
Evergreen Hospital and Medical Center Kirkland Provides peer support groups for children and teens. Parents meet separately in their own group. Art, music, storytelling, and ritual are part of the healing process. (425) 899-1077.
Cancer Pathways (Formerly known as Gilda\'s Club) Seattle Provides education and emotional support resources for anyone touched by cancer. Free of charge support groups, classes, lectures, workshops, seminars, and social events. (206) 709-1400.
Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress Seattle Provides services to help persons impacted by sexual assault and other traumatic events. (206) 744-1600.
The Healing Center Seattle Provides a safe environment for people to move through their grief. Support groups for widowed men and women, teens and children; individual counseling services and family support. (206) 523-1206.
Providence Hospice & Home Care of Snohomish Snohomish Provides grief support and education for adults and children. (425) 261-4800.
Inspire Youth Project (formerly Rise n’ Shine) Seattle Provides emotional support and advocacy to children and teens at risk through support groups, mentor program, summer camp and teen program. Special programs for children affected by HIV/AIDS. (206) 628-8949.
Safe Crossings Program & Camp Erin-King County Seattle Provides services to children and families dealing with the terminal illness and/or death of a loved one from anticipatory stages of grief and throughout the bereavement process in the form of individual and group support sessions. Safe Crossings Program (206) 320-4000. Camp Erin-King County (206) 749-7723.
Virgina Mason Grief Services Seattle Provides counseling, psychiatric assessment and medication management to those who have lost loved ones due to sudden, violent death; primarily homicide survivors. (206) 223-6398.
SoundCareKids Olympia Offers a support program for children, adolescents and their families who are coping with a family member’s serious illness or grieving a loved one’s death. (360) 493-5928 or (877) 620-3286.
Swedish/Edmonds Bereavement Program Edmonds For people who are looking for a safe, confidential place to discuss the death of a loved one, and how they are coping. (425) 640-4404.
Crisis Connections Seattle Formally Forefront Cares, Crisis Connections, formerly known as Crisis Clinic, was founded is one of the oldest Crisis Lines in the nation, and home to five programs focused on serving the emotional and physical needs of individuals across Washington State.
Wild Grief Olympia Leads safe, supportive wilderness trips for youth who are grieving a death, providing a unique experience of connection, support and challenge to help them heal.
Youth Eastside Services Bellevue Youth Eastside Services provides counseling, substance abuse treatment, education and prevention, and psychiatric services in East King County. We work with youth ages birth to 22 and their families.
The Compassionate Friends Seattle The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.