Providence Grief Support Services of King County

Office Information

2811 S 102nd Street, Suite 220 Tukwila, WA 98168
Phone: 206-749-7702

Individual support: Short-term grief support and education is available to individuals and families following the death of a significant person.

Workshops, events and support groups are held at Providence Hospice of Seattle, Riverfront Technical Park, 2811 S. 102nd Street, Suite 220, Tukwila, WA 98168 except where noted. Some groups require registration. All services are offered at little to no cost to the community. For more information please call 206-749-7702.

Drop-in groups (No registration required)

Diving into Grief

New topics in grief to be explored each month (see below). Deep conversations welcome.

  • Second Saturday of each month, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
    Riverfront Technical Park, Tukwila

2019 Topics:

  • April: Forgiveness
  • May: Relationships Before and After the Death
  • June: Retelling the Story
  • July: Self Care and Grief Rituals
  • August: The Many Emotions of Grief
  • September: Moving Forward/ Identity
  • October: The Loneliness of Grief
  • November: Holiday Stressors
  • December: Spiritual Pain and Despair

Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group

A monthly drop-in group for adults who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner in the past year.

  • First Saturday of each month, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
    Emmanuel Episcopal Church
    4400 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island

Closed support groups (Registration required)

Growing through Grief

Six-week support group for adults coping with the death of a loved one. Groups are offered quarterly at various locations.

  • Swedish Ballard
    Mondays, September 9-October 14,10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
    Wednesdays, September 18-October 30, 4-6 p.m.
    (There will be no session October 9)
  • Riverfront Technical Park
    Mondays, October 7-November 11, 4-6 p.m.

Registration deadline three weeks prior to group start date due to pre-screening process. Call 206-749-7702 to register or for additional information.

Special Population Support

Letting Grow

Grief support for individuals with a developmental or intellectual disability. Includes short term, individual support to individuals as well as education and consultation to family and staff working with individuals experiencing grief. Training is available for staff providing ongoing individual or group grief support in an agency or community living space.
Learn more about letting grow or call Grief Support Services: 206-320-7157.

Safe Crossings

Safe Crossings is the name of the program that offers grief support to children and teens in King County. The Safe Crossings Program continues to rely solely upon generous funding from the community, including the program’s major partner, the Safe Crossings Foundation, to meet the needs of the growing numbers of families asking for help. We appreciate your support. Donate to the Safe Crossings Program and help make a difference. If you would like to learn more about the Safe Crossings program, please call Safe Crossings at 206-749-7691.

Family Day Camps

Family day camps are an opportunity for children and teens who have experienced the death of a loved one, and their families, to come together for fun and support. There is no cost for attending. Day camps are offered during the summer months.

Standing Together

Standing Together is a free grief support group for youth in grades K-12 facilitated by trained staff and volunteers of Providence Hospice of Seattle. At Standing Together children and teens meet together in small groups with others their own age. They have opportunities to share, engage in creative expression activities, and learn that they truly aren’t alone. For more information and to register please contact Safe Crossings at 206-749-7691.

Camp Erin

A weekend camp for children and teens who've lost a loved one

"How could a parent ever repay you for Camp Erin and what it has given my kids? The effects have lasted long after camp, and both of them are functioning at a much higher level than before camp." - Father of a 2006 Camp Erin®-King County camper

Campers participate in the weekend camp at Lake Retreat in Ravensdale, WA. The camp is facilitated by professional staff affiliated with Providence Hospice of Seattle's Safe Crossings program, as well as trained volunteers. Adult “Big Buddy” volunteers offer additional support and companionship for campers.

The camp is free for all participants. Camp Erin will be held June 14, 15 and 16, 2019 for both Kid Camp Erin (ages 6-12) and Teen Camp Erin (ages 13-18, or 19 if still in school).

Learn more about Camp Erin »

Educational workshops and presentations

Throughout the year Grief Support Services provides workshops and presentations on a variety of grief related topics. 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.

  • Young Widows Fall Workshop: This interactive bereavement support group will be held Saturday, Sept. 28. Registration is required. Learn more.
  • Grief and the Holidays Workshop: Offered during the fall, this workshop provides practical information about how to care for yourself and your family during this special and potentially challenging time of year.
  • Lighting a Light for our Children: an evening of remembrance for children who have died. Second Sunday in December at 6:45 p.m. at Riverfront Technical Park. 
  • Annual Memorial Bonfire: on Alki Beach; call for details.

King County Crisis Line: 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.

Donations and Grants

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.