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. The Bridges grief 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, illness support groups are only held in Tacoma.
- 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.
- 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.
Camp Erin is held at Camp Seymour, located 22 miles west of Tacoma.
For more information call Lisa at Bridges.
Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement camp program for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. 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 Eluna Network at 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.
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.
- 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.