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Programs: The safe crossings program provided grief and bereavement services to more than 1,201 children in 2014 that have lost their mother, father, sibling or other loved one. The program offers a full range of services to support children and their parents, teachers, and health care providers throughout the grief process. Services include individual counseling, support groups, crisis response to schools, community education to counselors and health care professionals, a weekend summer grief camp, and seasonal gatherings. No other children's grief support program in king county offers so many different types of support, both before and after a loved one's death. Through these interventions, safe crossings helps children: improve their academic performance, decrease behavior problems, express grief in healthy, constructive ways, share their feelings with friends and family, feel more comfortable talking about their loved one who died and develop relationships with other children who have experienced a loss.
transitions works with adults who are struggling with a life-limiting illness and have a prognosis of 12 months or less. They do not yet qualify for hospice, but they desperately need help. Our program works with them to sort through treatment options, next steps, available community resources, and inevitable life changes. Transitions is available free of charge, and many of our clients would have nowhere else to turn without it. It is a lifeline during what is probably the scariest time in their lives. And it is the only program of its kind in king county. In 2014, transitions served 597 clients.
our stepping stones children's hospice and palliative care program cares for terminally and seriously ill children and their families. Our team of certified and skilled pediatric specialists offers gentle and compassionate medical, emotional, and spiritual support to kids with a life-limiting illness, enabling them to complete their life with respect and dignity. Stepping stones is open to any child in need, regardless of their family's financial circumstances. The program is divided into two areas--hospice care and palliative care. In 2014, the program cared for 89 children. The program receives some funding through insurance and medicaid, but there remains a large gap in funding that is made up through donations.