Grief Support Services
Providence Grief Support Services offers grief counseling services for adults, teens and children. Short-term grief support and education is available to individuals and families following the death of a significant person.
Our services are offered at no charge, thanks to our ministry’s foundation. We accept both individual donations and grants. For more information call 206-320-4000 or visit. Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation. We appreciate your support.
Crisis Connections, formerly known as Crisis Clinic, offers an array of support services available to everyone in King County, Washington. Telephone services provide immediate, confidential assistance for people in emotional distress and in need of help. For immediate support call 866-427-4747.
Please complete an RSVP/Inquiry form for the group you are interested in. A counselor will prescreen your form and contact you as groups form. If you require assistance with completing this process, call us at 206-749-7702.
A virtual support group workshop for the newly bereaved with a focus on coping skills and self-care. RSVP/Inquiry form – New to Grief
A virtual monthly drop-in support group with a focus on grief, sharing experiences and support. RSVP/Inquiry form – General Grief Support
A virtual monthly drop-in support group for those who have lost a spouse/partner within the last 2 years. RSVP/Inquiry form – Spousal/Partner Loss
A bi-monthly, in-person gathering for men who have lost a spouse/partner in the last two years. RSVP/Inquiry form – Men’s Connection and Coffee Group
A virtual monthly support group for individuals in their 20’s to early 50’s who have lost their spouse/partner in the last two years. RSVP/Inquiry form – Young to Mid Partner/Spouse Loss
A 6-week virtual support group series for those who have experienced the loss of a spouse/partner, parent, sibling, or other close relationship. New series generally happens quarterly. RSVP/Inquiry form – Growing Through Grief
A virtual support group series for bereaved using photography as a medium to express and explore grief. RSVP/Inquiry form – Grief and Photography
A virtual support group series with a focus on mindfulness, self-care, and coping using journaling to express and move through grief. RSVP/Inquiry form – Your Journal is always Listening
The Safe Crossings Program is Providence Hospice of Seattle’s Pediatric Grief Support Program. This program serves any grieving child or teen requesting grief support in King County and offers all services free of charge. This is possible through generous donations from the community.
- Events: Throughout the year, Safe Crossings offers seasonal events for grieving families to come together as a community in remembrance of loved ones who have died.
- School Groups: Safe Crossings provides grief support groups in schools across King County. Groups focus on educating participants about grief and bereavement as well as normalizing and creating community around their experiences with loss.
- Standing Together Monthly Support Group: A free monthly grief support program is held at our Tukwila office from January to April. Led by trained staff and volunteers, groups are held for elementary aged children, teens, and caregivers. At Standing Together participants have opportunities to share, engage in creative expression, and build community with others who have experienced loss.
Camp Erin® - King County is a free, weekend (overnight) bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 18 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Camp is led by professional staff and caring trained volunteers. Campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. For more information and to register visit the Camp Erin website.
- Virtual Family Assistance Center - Red Cross offers a Virtual Family Assistance Center, for those who have experienced loss due to Covid-19
- Washington Listens - Washington Listens is a new program that offers nonclinical support to people experiencing elevated stress due to Covid-19
- Living with worry and anxiety - Psychology Tools’ publication (PDF)
- Covid-19 resources for Mental Health and Healthcare professionals
- Unlocking Us - Brené Brown’s new podcast series:
- Vulnerability and courage - Brené Brown’s interview on 60 minutes responding to Covid-19
- On Being - A great resource for inspiration (podcast, poetry, deep thinking, etc.)
- Let's Reimagine - A worldwide virtual festival on embracing life, facing death, and loving fully in the face of Covid-19
- Anxiety Workbook - The Wellness Society's offering of a Free Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook
- Grief: Releasing Pain, Remembering Love & Finding Meaning - David Kessler's group on Facebook
- Listening Line - A place for folks to call and talk where they will be met with a non-medical, trained human who will hold space and witness the words of the caller
- Growing through Grief (Registration Required) - A six-week support group for adults coping with the death of a loved one. Groups are offered virtually and on a quarterly basis at this time. For more information and to register, please contact the location closest to you:
- Toolbox for Families - Washington State Department of Health offers a Behavioral Health Toolbox for supporting Children and Teens during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) suggestions for talking to children about COVID-19
- The Dougy Center’s suggestion for supporting children and teens when a family member is dying during COVID-19
- PHOS Safe Crossings Program “Supporting Your Grieving Child through the COVID-19 Pandemic”
- PHOS Safe Crossings Program “Move and Express to De-Stress” Activity
- PHOS Safe Crossings Program “Tribute Tulip Garden” Activity
- PHOS Safe Crossings Program “What’s In My Control” Activity
- PHOS Safe Crossings Program “Connecting Can Be Sweet” Activity