Services Bridges Offers
In addition to support groups, we provide educational resources for community members, helping professionals and organizations on a variety of topics related to loss and grief.
Learn more about our services below or call us at 253-403-1966 for assistance.
- Support Groups
All of our support groups are for children between the ages of 4 and 18 and the adults who care for them. Support group meetings are held at our main location in Tacoma and at the Children’s Therapy Unit on the MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital campus in Puyallup.
- Discoveries Program
Families faced with a complex illness often struggle to meet the demands of care and to help children cope with difficult emotions. Discoveries helps the whole family manage the stress of an illness and ensures that children have access to support. Children and the adults who care for them attend concurrent support groups.
Learn more about Discoveries:
- Bridges Program
This program is for children who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. Adults caring for these children are also welcome to attend a concurrent support group. We help families who are coping with the death of a loved one due to an illness or accident as well as those who are grieving a loss related to suicide or violence.
Bridges meets in Tacoma. Bridges East meets in Puyallup.
- Passages Program
This program is for children who have experienced the death of an extended family member or friend. Adults caring for these children are also welcome to attend a concurrent support group.
- Camp Erin
Camp Erin Tacoma is a free, weekend bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving.
Due to COVID Camp Erin 2021 will be a day camp on June 12th
Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Additional services are offered to support the whole family outside of the camp weekend. Through a network of partnerships with bereavement programs in local communities across the US and Canada, Camp Erin brings hope and healing to thousands of children and families annually and is offered at no cost to families. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org.
Camp Erin is held at Camp Seymour, located 22 miles west of Tacoma.
For more information call Lisa at Bridges.
Eluna partners with bereavement programs in local communities to help fund, develop and grow Camp Erin(R) nationwide. For more information please visit elunanetwork.org
Eluna is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to support children and families impacted by grief or addiction. Founded in 2000 in Seattle by former MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and child advocate Karen Phelps Moyer, Eluna was originally called The Moyer Foundation and launched a series of programs supporting thousands of children and families annually at no cost to them. Camp Erin® is the largest national network of grief programs for bereaved children and teens, Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by a family member's substance use disorder, and the Eluna Resource Center offers online tools, local referrals and personalized phone and email support for families experiencing grief, addiction and other related issues. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org.
Looking for important grief resources to help a child, friend or family member in your community or nationwide? We are proud to share the Eluna Resource Center. Its straightforward design makes it easy to search for articles, videos, activities, and referrals to local programs. In addition, Eluna offers free personalized recommendations with a 24-hour turn-around.
- Educations and Training
We believe it’s important for members of the community to understand how to support grieving families. Our staff members are available to speak at events for service organizations, churches and social service agencies. For a fee, we also conduct trainings about how to work with families experiencing loss and grief. Contact us at 253-403-1966 for more information.