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 is a high-energy, three-day experience for children between the ages of 6 and 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Free of charge, Camp Erin is facilitated by our professional staff and trained volunteers. In addition to grief support and education, children enjoy a variety of camp activities:
- Arts and Crafts
- Evening Campfires
- Outdoor Games
- Wall Climbing
Camp Erin is held at Camp Seymour, located 22 miles west of Tacoma.
- 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.