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”)

Cancer Lifeline

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

Crisis Line

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 Hospice

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

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.


Journey Program

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

Safe Crossings

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.


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    The Healing Center
    6409 1/2 Roosevelt Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98115-6617 (view map)
    (206) 523-1206
    Monday - Friday
    9AM - 5PM

    24 Hour Crisis Line
    (206) 461-3222

    EIN# 91-2054526