A safe place for support

Our TreeHouse provides a safe environment where children and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. Children and teens who have had a parent, sibling or primary care giver die often feel isolated. They may have difficulty in school or suffer from depression. Providing a safe place for children, teens and their families to come together in mutual support can help break isolation and offer hope.

“When a child loses a loved one, it is difficult to find an environment in which they can comfortably express their feelings to others who understand. The TreeHouse is a place where youth can support each other.”
Joshua Batway, Volunteer

“Ever since my husband and my children’s father Roland died, I have struggled with a way to turn something horrible into something hopeful. The TreeHouse is one way to accomplish this in a meaningful way.”
Amy Schilder, KCNW Board Advisor


Our TreeHouse Mission

To offer a safe place for children, teens and their families to find nurturing support when a loved one dies.

Peer support groups for grieving children, teens and their families

Peer support groups and pizza offered the first and third Tuesday of the month from 6:00 until 8:00 PM for children and teens who are grieving due to the death of a parent or sibling. For more information call Holly Miller at 360.223.6681. Separate support group offered on-site for adults raising grieving youth.