Safe Harbor is a warm and comfortable environment that enables the staff to support grieving children, teens and their families. Our spacious facility offers a large art room, filled with an extensive supply of materials to encourage participants to express their emotions and creativity.
Other rooms include four different support group rooms filled with over-sized pillows and stuffed animals inviting our children and teens to hang out and relax during group activities and sharing sessions.
For the youngest children we have a large play room to promote healing through role play and free play, while bonding with their new friends. They are exposed to dress-up, play stations, sand play, puppet theater and an art table, to name a few.
We also have a butterfly
garden where groups sometimes meet for memorial candle lightings, regret
burnings or to paint special messages on garden stones. This garden is
by our volunteers.
The Volcano Room, with its cushioned walls, floors and punching bags,
creates a place were children can express their anger, frustration,
rage or sadness within a protected setting.
Our Parents’/ Caregivers’ Room is a quiet place that offers grieving
parents and caregivers a place to meet and share with others undergoing
similar experiences with loss.
“I remember the volcano room. I was able to get out my anger. We would throw pillows. It felt good to do that.” – Former particpant
“Oh wow, I never thought it would look like this. Cool. I thought it would just be a classroom” – 7-year old during orientation