The Journey Program of Seattle Children’s Hospital is for any family who has experienced the death of a child. It provides support to help families cope with death, loss and the grieving process.
- Support groups for adults that are facilitated by trained and caring staff
- Individual and family counseling
- Meetings with family members to provide help and support with family issues
- Follow-up phone contact with the family
- Suggestions for reading materials and referrals to community resources
- Grief support to schools and communities
- Bereavement education and training for the community
Funding from Safe Crossings Foundation in 2018 will support the development of the Journey Program’s second outreach offering to marginalized communities. In their first adaptation of grief workshops and events, facilitated by an experienced Spanish-speaking clinical social worker, the participating children were able to tell their grief stories in Spanish, enabling them to better focus on their feelings rather than how to translate those feelings into English. For the upcoming second adaptation, the team will collaborate with the patient navigator program through Seattle Children’s Center for Diversity and Health Equity.
For more information, please call the Journey Program at 206-987-2062