Posted on: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
With Spring just around the corner, Jen McCormick talked with Q13 Fox about how the changing seasons impacts grief. As the days get longer and the sun comes out it can be challenging for people who are grieving to see those around them feel better, more energized, and active. Jen also emphasizes that with each new season brings new memories of the person who died. Entering a season that usually brought special activities with the person who died and realizing that person is gone and you can’t do those things can bring intense emotions.
To watch the video and learn more about the ways grief impacts us, click here.
Posted on: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Safe Crossings Foundation is proud to present the 2017 Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief. We hope you will join us for this one-day symposium of deep learning, sharing of best practices, and networking with colleagues.
The cost to attend is $125, and we have a limited number of student tickets available at $100 each.
Friday, February 24th, 2017
7:30am – 8:00am Registration and continental breakfast
8:00am – 5:15pm Symposium programs (including lunch)
5:15pm – 6:30pm Networking reception
1200 12th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
For more information and to register click here.
Posted on: Friday, November 18, 2016
Registration is now open for our third annual Community of Hope Luncheon. Please join us for an opportunity to learn more about The Healing Center’s mission and to raise funds to support grieving families.
Join us at The Westin Hotel on March 10th at noon.
You can register or make a donation here.
Posted on: Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Please Join Us for our Annual Fall Celebration to Benefit our Grief Community @ The Healing Center
When: Friday, October 14th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Caffe Vita Bean Room – 1005 E Pike St Seattle, WA 98122
We’re so excited to present our 2016 Oktoberfest!
- We’ll have fine beer and wine
- Fred Northup will lead us through a lively auction and special appeal – he’s worth the price of the ticket!
- Most important of all will be stories and moments of gratitude from our clients
We only have 200 tickets to sell, so please register today to guarantee your spot.
Tickets are $100 per person and $1000 per table of 10.
If you would like us to register you or any of your guests, we are happy to help. For this, or any other assistance, please contact Cindy Burdell at 206-523-1206, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Give Big! – WE HAVE A $10,000 MATCH!
Thanks to one of our generous and long-time supporters, The Healing Center has the opportunity to leverage your GiveBig gifts with a $10,000 match. We encourage new and larger donations to bolster our contributions this year so we can MEET THE MATCH! Please join us to take advantage of this incredible opportunity, donate here!
THIS YEAR, THE SEATTLE FOUNDATION’S GIVEBIG INITIATIVE WILL BE HELD ON MAY 3RD, WITH A NEW TWIST!
YOU CAN LOG YOUR CONTRIBUTION STARTING APRIL 18 – YOUR CARD WILL BE
CHARGED ON MAY 3.
THE MORE WE TAKE IN, THE BETTER OUR STRETCH FROM THE SEATTLE FOUNDATION.
We’re planning a festive Open House at The Healing Center on GiveBig Day – May 3. Please drop in from 11 – 3 for tea, cookies and a tour! We’d love to see you.
Posted on: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Please join us on Saturday, May 21st at Genesee Park and Playfield from 10 am-2 pm for our 7th annual May Walk. It’s a fundraising walk to sustain and grow our programs. At the same it its a chance for our clients (and their friends and families) to remember and celebrate their loved ones who have died.
Feel free to put together a team or come join an existing team. All are welcome. Click here to visit the 2016 May Walk website and register.
If you’d like to give your input or be involved in some other way, please email Development Manager Brittney: email@example.com
Posted on: Saturday, March 19, 2016
Help Build a Community of Hope
THE HEALING CENTER
The Healing Center is actively seeking passionate and experienced board members
to help guide the growth of our organization.
About The Healing Center
The Healing Center is a place to help people who have experienced the premature death of a spouse or partner, parent, or sibling. We provide peer support groups for all age groups, providing a space where people can be with others who have shared a similar experience, and learn to integrate their grief into their lives by gaining practical and emotional coping skills.
We have operated in Seattle for more than 15 years, and we serve children, adults and families from King County. We are the only organization in King County which offers peer support groups for as long as our clients need them. Offering this space for individuals and families is an essential community service: our clients, staff, board members and volunteers hope to mitigate the stigma associated with death and suicide.
Growing Our Board of Directors
We currently serve more than 400 people each year, but we know that the unmet need for our services is much greater. To this end, The Healing Center is thoughtfully developing our capacity to serve more clients. Our vision is to reach everyone in King County who needs a safe place to grieve, to heal and to find support.
Building our board is a critical step to reaching this goal. Board members oversee the strategic growth of the organization and help to raise money so we can realize our vision. We are looking to broaden the expertise of our board, adding in new energy and new skills to get this important work done.
The Healing Center Needs People Like You
Our board is a community of caring people working together to make a real difference in the lives of those who have experienced trauma. As a board member, you will be part of a lively, respectful and committed team. For some board members, serving is an opportunity to “give back” because they personally know how important support can be after a trauma. For others, it is simply an expression of their compassion and a way to get involved and make positive change in their community.
The Skills We Are Seeking
We are in search of people with a wide range of experience and backgrounds. You might be a great Healing Center board member if:
- You want to affect the lives of people who have experienced grief and loss
- You have time the time and energy to spend 6+ hours a month volunteering
- You have experience with fundraising and community building
- You have previous experience or skills in one or more of the following areas:
- Previous leadership experience on another non-profit board
- Excellent connections in the business community, or to other influential community builders
- Finance or accounting background or skills
- Experience in a particular industry such as: marketing and PR, insurance, estate planning, IT or web development, and construction.
Board member are expected to spend 6-10 hours a month on board work. This includes attending a monthly board meeting, participating in committee or task force work such as fundraising or expansion planning, attending events for fundraising community building events, and generally acting as an ambassador for The Healing Center in the community. Board members make a commitment to serve for a minimum of 2 years.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this board opportunity. We will be happy to send you a more detailed job description, application, and answer any questions you may have. Interested candidates should complete the simple application and will be interviewed by our Recruiting Team. The application deadline is March 15, 2016; board terms will begin in late spring 2016. For more information about the Healing Center’s programs, please visit www.healingcenterseattle.org.
Posted on: Wednesday, March 02, 2016
2017 Healing Center Events
Healing Hearts Reception – February
A night for clients to showcase their artistic ways of expressing grief, client only event.
3rd Annual Luncheon – March 10th
Join us at The Westin to learn more about our mission and support our programs.
Posted on: Friday, February 05, 2016
Keep in Touch Through Facebook and follow our story through Instagram
From words of encouragement to articles related to grief, our Facebook page is regularly updated to benefit our Healing Center friends. Click here
to check out our page.
To see more about the day to day happenings and exciting events at The Healing Center, follow us on Instagram here!
Posted on: Monday, February 01, 2016
Recently our own Jen McCormick, Clinical Supervisor at The Healing Center, was asked by King 5 News to go on air and provide parents with advice about how to help their children cope with tragedies such as the recent Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting. Here is some advice she shares.
1. Be open and honest
2. Let them share their version of the story as many times as they need to
3. Be authentic (especially with your teens) and show your true concern
4. Keep the door open to conversation for as long as it takes- new events might trigger grief in children unexpectedly
Click below to see the full video: