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.
A virtual support group opportunity on Zoom, facilitated by Providence Hospice of Seattle Grief Support Services. This is a monthly group, specific for someone who has lost a partner or spouse in the last 18 months.
The group meets 3 - 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month and is an opportunity to be in a virtual community with others who are dealing with such a significant loss at this challenging time. An intake screening will need to occur prior to participation. Please call 206-749-7702 for information and to register.
Interest list is forming; dates to be determined based on interest. Would likely begin Fall 2022.
Just as there are different ways to grieve, there are multiple avenues to express grief. In this workshop series we will use photography to explore various aspects of grief. You will need access to either a camera or a cell phone with a built-in camera. No prior experience with photography or the expressive arts is needed. Information and guidance will be providing in the first meeting.
Presented as a series of five meetings over five consecutive weeks; pre-registration is needed.
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. Please call 206-749-7702 to register or for more information.
- 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
If you have experienced the death of a loved one and are wondering how to manage your grief during the upcoming holidays, we welcome you to join us for a virtual community event. During this time, we will share ideas on coping strategies, talk about self-care during the holiday season, and we will host a virtual candle lighting to honor your loved one.
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 | 6:30 p.m.
We will e-mail you a link prior to the virtual gathering.
Grief Support Services provides workshops and presentations throughout the year. Organizations, schools or businesses may also call the Grief Support Services Program to arrange for a situational specific event. Please call 206-749-7702 for more information.