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Healing in Cyberspace

The Role of Online Bereavement Platforms in Helping Grieving Children Heal By Cecilia Kennedy In the spaces of the Internet, grieving children are carving a niche for themselves. They light virtual candles, post their own artwork, and help each other heal. “They understand, quite naturally, how good it is to have someone listen to them… Read more »

Restoring Childhood One Grant at a Time in 2016

In 2016, the Safe Crossings Foundation Board of Directors made grants to Providence’s Safe Crossings Program, Camp Erin®-King County, The Healing Center, Outward Bound, Our TreeHouse, Art with Heart and A Grief Place. In addition, two community need grants of $12,500 each were given to Forefront and The Healing Center to serve unmet needs in… Read more »

Ready to Serve

We’ve got a new member in the Safe Crossings Foundation family! Please join us in welcoming Clare Miller, our new Communications and Development Associate. After first volunteering with SCF, Clare knew she had a heart for the cause and jumped at the chance to dedicate herself to the important work of helping grieving children rediscover… Read more »

Programs Your Donations Support

Last summer we launched our first Community Grant Initiative, seeking innovative approaches to address the unmet needs of grieving children. Proposals came to us from all over the Northwest, and after a lengthy review process by SCF staff and an independent evaluation team our board awarded grants to three organizations: Our Tree House – launching… Read more »

Room With a View

We have moved to a larger office! Now we have the space to hold meetings in the office as well as bring on more volunteers and interns! We are still in the historic Vance Building on 3rd and Union.  But we gained square footage, our ED gets his own office and we’ve gained this amazing view! Drop in… Read more »

Passing the Torch

In October 2014, the Safe Crossings Foundation (SCF) Board of Directors welcomed William Borden as our new Executive Director to succeed Juliana Perez. Bill spoke of his predecessor, “It’s a trite saying, but here it’s true: no one can replace Juliana Perez; one can only serve as her successor.” The organization’s current reputation and professionalism… 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 »