Safe Crossings Foundation

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 »

A Summer of Gratitude: How Many Ways Can We Say Thank You?

Annual Golf Tournament for Gold+ Corporate Sponsors On a sunny Friday in late May, teams from our corporate sponsor organizations gathered for a day of fun at the The Golf Club at Newcastle. Safe Crossings Foundation (SCF) held the tournament to thank our most generous corporate sponsors. Without their support and dedication to grieving children,… Read more »

Donor Profile: Nathan Hoerschelmann

Meet Nathan! He’s is one of Safe Crossings Foundation’s most dedicated supporters. As a Camp Erin Big Buddy and Luncheon Table Captain, Nathan spreads love and awareness for kids who are grieving and in need of support. The first and foremost reason I give to Safe Crossings Foundation is because the work they do is… 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 »

2016 Annual Luncheon Report

The Safe Crossings Foundation Annual Luncheon was a major success this year, thanks to our generous sponsors and donors! We had more than 600 guests and raised over $443,000 to benefit local grieving kids and their families. While a child’s life will never be the same after the death of a loved one, these donations will positively impact… 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 »

Better Together // Video

BETTER TOGETHER Safe Crossings Foundation, in partnership with some fantastic organizations and generous donors, is honored to help such families as the Mohans and Pareja-Ortegas, who share their stories of loss and love in the following video, created for our 2016 Annual Luncheon. Safe Crossings | Better Together from Safe Crossings Foundation on Vimeo. Special… Read more »