A safe place for support

Our TreeHouse provides a safe environment where children and their families grieving a death can share their experiences and help them heal. 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 them realize they are not alone and that all the feelings they have are a normal part of the grieving process.

“In the words of my daughter, it’s the only place that I don’t feel out of place. The other kids get me in a way other people can’t because most of them have lost a parent too. I don’t have to explain anything or even talk about it if I don’t want to. I can simply be me.’ ”
Family participant

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


Our TreeHouse Mission

Our TreeHouse provides support and resources to children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death.

Peer support groups for grieving children, teens and their families

Peer support groups and pizza dinner offered twice monthly for children and teens who are grieving due to the death of a parent or sibling. For more information, please call 360.223.6681. Separate support group offered on-site for adults raising grieving youth.

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