Puget Sound Area Resources
Bridges: A Center for Grieving Children
Bridges offers support groups for children ages 4–18 who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling or who are living with someone who is seriously ill.
Located in Tacoma. Lynn Riegel: 253-272-8266
(click on “Services” and then, “Grief and Loss”)
Offers a variety of services for individuals and families who are living with cancer. Free classes, consultations, 24-hour support line, and community center are among the services provided.
24-hour support line: 206-297-2500
Classes, consultations and family support: 206-997- 0113
Dorothy O’Brien Center: 206-297-2100
The Compassionate Friends
Grief support following the death of a child of any age; for parents, grandparents, siblings
King County Chapter: 206-241-1139
Center for Grief and Life Transitions
Counseling for older children, adolescents, and families who have experienced grief, trauma, or other changes in their lives. Jinny Tesik, director.
Located in North Seattle: 206-362-9094
Provides 24-hour phone support during periods of individual or family crisis.
Crisis Line: 206-461-3222
Kids’ line: 206-915-7803
Teen line: 206-461-4922
Evergreen provides peer support groups for children and teens. Parents meet separately in their own group. Art, music, storytelling, and ritual are part of the healing process.
Located in Kirkland: 425-899-1040.
Four Seasons Oasis
Seattle bookstore featuring materials on grief and loss, including lots of children’s books. Very supportive staff.
Gilda’s Club provides a warm meeting place for individuals, families and friends living with cancer. Free-of-charge networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a nonresidential, home-like setting.
Located at Children’s Hospital in Seattle. Offers support groups for parents who have had a child die. Outreach to schools is also a part of their program.
Jackie Kite: 206-526-2062
Providence Hospice of Seattle. Designed to help children prepare for the death of someone they love. Safe Crossings offers a time-limited support group for children immediately following the death of a loved one.
Separation and Loss Services
Virginia Mason in Seattle. Provides services to families after a violent death. Support groups, counseling and psychiatric consultation available.