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Spring Newsletter 2024

Spring Newsletter 2024

New Group Offering: Passages

The Healing Center is offering a new group called Passages. The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 10AM starting on Tuesday, May 7th.

This group will be open to current clients in Memory Keepers as well as new clients whose loss may have happened several years ago.

As more clients join Memory Keepers groups with very recent losses, their journey can be new, raw, and painful. Some clients who have been in these groups for some time may want to change to a group where the conversation becomes focused on building their new life around their grief.

Call for Volunteers: Memory Keepers and Passages

Are you looking to get more involved with our community? We are looking for new volunteers for Memory Keepers groups and Passages.

GiveBIG 2024 is May 7th - 8th!

Each year, Washingtonians celebrate GiveBIG by supporting the nonprofits closest to their hearts. Last year—through donating, helping to spread the word, and attending meet-ups—community members like you raised over $40,000 for The Healing Center! 

These funds helped us continue operating, start the “Passages” group, and expand children’s groups to South Seattle.

Because our services are free of charge, donations are crucial, and GiveBIG is our most public event of the year! If you’re passionate about The Healing Center or have benefited from our services, we hope you’ll join us to prepare for this special occasion by:

  • Visiting our GiveBIG webpage and clicking “Join this Event” to sign-up as a Fundraiser. This will give you a template to personalize your own sharable page showcasing what The Healing Center means to you.
  • Volunteering to assist with this year’s meet-up events by calling or emailing Kim Isaac at 206-853-1770 or Many hands make for light work at these fun and casual community gatherings.
  • Can’t wait to give? You can make a difference right now—and all year long—by signing up as a monthly donor. This budget-friendly method of support provides reliable revenue to fuel our groups and activities.

Together, we can bring meaning and community to more people facing grief’s pain and isolation. We’re excited to celebrate with you!

Special, In-Person Hues Gathering

Hues will be hosting a special in-person gathering to celebrate Pride month. They will meet on Saturday, June 15th @ 1 PM at Cafe Arta. All are welcome!

If you are interested in learning more about our LGBTQ+ support group, Hues, contact us here.

Children's Program Updates

Spring Break Schedule
Kids groups are on Spring Break for the first two weeks of April. Groups will resume the week of April 15th. As always, look for emailed reminders for your specific group’s schedule

Summer Day Camp is back for 2024!
Mark your calendars for the weeks of August 5th and August 12th. Kids will get a chance to process grief through writing and drama. Details and registration coming soon.

Family Sharing Night

In February, we hosted our first ever Family Sharing Night. Kids were given an opportunity to share artwork they prepared for the evening and families shared their stories of loss and healing. Another Sharing Night is planned for June 12thWe hope to see you there.

Additional Summer Resources for Families

Wild Grief provides free opportunities for teens and families to get out in nature while exploring their grief. There are day hikes and campout options available throughout the summer.

For more information about programs, please visit their website.

Camp Erin is back with an overnight camp for 2024! The dates for camp this year are May 31st – June 2nd in Ravensdale, WA. Programming is free, but an application is required.

For more information or to access the application, please visit their website.