grief support

Your Gifts Helped the Isaac Family

Years of on and off cancer eventually ended with a terminal diagnosis. In 1997, at the age of 26, Joshua Isaac found a small bump on his hand; his and his family’s cancer journey began. Joshua married her childhood sweetheart, Kim, the same year he was diagnosed with this rare sarcoma. After treatment and with… Read more »

Mattie Learned to Process Grief with Safe Crossings Program

Mattie Bess is not new to grief. She has been embracing it since her father passed away in 2005 when she was just 13 years old. Her mom was concerned she might not be able to give Mattie the support she needed so they got involved with The Healing Center, a grief support community for… Read more »

Camp Erin: A Place for Kids to Just Be Kids

The simple experience of being with other kids who have lost a loved one can be a life changing experience for grieving children. They realize that they are not alone in their grief and through forming friendships and sharing their experiences with each other, they often learn to open up in completely new ways. Camp… Read more »

Honorable People Help Honorable Organization

Bob McCleskey, CEO of Sellen Construction has raised $50,000 so far from the building industry in the Seattle area to honor one of their fallen. Here is the letter Bob sent to his colleagues: I need to ask you a favor. I very rarely reach out to my peers in the industry for anything, but this… Read more »

Grieving Students: What’s Your Role as a Teacher?

As a teacher you are a very important person in children’s lives, so when you encounter a grieving student you may wonder exactly what your role should be. While there is no fool-proof method for helping a child through this difficult time, there are some things you can do to make their time at school… Read more »

We Want to Improve Your Health!

A study by UnitedHealth Group and the Optum Institute finds that volunteering is linked to better physical, mental, and emotional health! The survey of more than 3,300 U.S. adults reveals that 76% of U.S. adults who volunteer say volunteering makes them feel physically healthier, and 78% report that volunteering lowers levels of stress, which results… Read more »

What to Say to Someone Who Has Lost a Loved One

It’s often hard to know what to say or do when someone you care about is grieving. You may be afraid of intruding, saying the wrong thing, or making the person feel even worse. Or maybe you feel there’s little you can do to make things better. While you can’t take away the pain of… Read more »

Death Happens to Everyone

”Death happens to everyone. It will be a hard and difficult time. But there are people there to help you, because they care. Please keep supporting Safe Crossings – it helps everyone.” ~ Riley Frisk, former Camp Erin camper Yes, death happens to everyone and the younger you are the less it makes sense. No matter… 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 »

Camp Erin: A Camp to Help Kids Through Grief

Of the many programs that the Safe Crossings Foundation helps fund and support, one of our most celebrated is Camp Erin-King County. This is an overnight weekend camp for children and teens in which they get the opportunity to feel supported as well as open about their own grief and internal struggles. With the staff… Read more »