children

Grants to Make Wishes Come True

In 2015 the Safe Crossings Foundation board of directors designated special funds for a new community grant-making initiative. This program offered three $5,000 competitive grants to emerging programs that addressed unmet needs in the greater Puget Sound area. Nine programs submitted requests, but these three stood out: Outward Bound Northwest, Grief Place and Our TreeHouse…. Read more »

“This American Life” on Grief Services

This is a fantastic article discussing the difficulty of talking to kids about death. The story focuses on The Sharing Place, a grief support center for kids in Salt Lake City. But places like the Sharing Place are all over the country, such as the Healing Center here in Seattle. Organizations like the Sharing Place offer a safe… 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 »