grief services

Providence Hospice & SCF: 28 Years of Partnership to Help Grieving Children

On May 24th, Providence Hospice awarded SCF with the 2017 Hospice Award of Distinction, commemorating our organizations’ 28-year partnership. The evening weaved history and memories with stories from current Safe Crossings Program counselors about how children work through their grief and other complicated emotions following the death of a loved one. The reception program was emceed by Gary Crum, Director of the Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation. Former Providence Director Bob Anderson reminisced on Safe Crossings’ humble beginnings. He recalled his… Read more »

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A stunning and relevant statistic for you: Of the approximately 2,150,000* people living in King County, 490,200 are 19 years or younger. A study funded by New York Life estimates that 1 of every 7 young people will lose a parent or sibling before the age of 20. This means more than 70,000 young people in King… 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 »

Grief Support Community Shines Through Difficult Topic

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Safe Crossings Foundation offered the third Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief on February 24th, 2017. Over 100 therapists, counselors, nurses, teachers and other grief support providers gathered at the majestic Pacific Tower for a one-day intense examination of traumatic loss and grief in children. This symposium featured speakers who were… Read more »

Congratulations to Our 2016 Grant Recipients: Forefront & The Healing Center

This year, the Safe Crossings Foundation Board of Directors designated special funds for a community grant-making initiative. This program offered two $12,500 competitive grants to emerging programs that addressed unmet needs in the greater Puget Sound area. Eight organizations submitted requests, and we selected two outstanding programs to receive funding: Forefront and The Healing Center. Below… Read more »

Meet Our New Executive Director!

Please join us in welcoming our new Executive Director, Karen Schrantz. We are thrilled that she has joined us during this exciting time of growth at Safe Crossings Foundation! Karen comes to us with nearly twenty years of experience in the private and public sectors as a mediator, facilitator, educator, and executive director. Karen’s passion is… Read more »

A Story of Hope

Is it possible for a child to find peace after his mom dies? The answer to this question is yes. Take 22-year-old Kevin McConnell, who lost his beloved mother Kathryn after a long battle with cancer nearly six years ago. Meeting Kevin today, you cannot help but be drawn to him and the sense of peace… Read more »

Happy Campers in 2016

This summer Camp Erin King County hosted two totally full camps! Sixty kids and sixty teens received the gift of support and fun with other youth who’ve experienced similar loss. Your donation dollars did that. Camp Erin staff and volunteers shepherd kids through grief support activities to honor and help process their loss. They also emphasize… Read more »

The Story of Jayza & D’Juna

Recently Safe Crossings Foundation sat down with D’Juna Duhon and her 16-year-old daughter, Jayza. Jayza’s beloved grandfather died in June, 2009. After much resistance, Jayza accepted help from the Safe Crossings Program and attended Camp Erin. Jayza:   My grandfather passed a couple days after his birthday and five days after Fathers Day. He lived with… Read more »

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 »