15th Anniversary

Over the last 15 years, the Solace Tree has provided grief support to nearly 6,500 children, 2,500 teens, and 3,000 adults who have suffered a devastating or traumatic experience through death, divorce, abuse, school shootings, mass shootings, incarceration, deportation, foster care, sex trafficking, cancer, illness, and disease.

Along the way, approximately 400 volunteers, school counselors, teachers, and social workers and social workers have worked over 150,000 hours to help support the Solace Tree. A special thank you for the many businesses, foundations, and funeral homes, for supporting us too. We want you to know how grateful we are to everyone, including our dedicated board members, for their time, talent, and resources and it is only because of your
generosity and support that we are still here, 15 years later!

Grief Groups

  • Families attend from cities such as: Reno, Carson City, Gardnerville, Lake Tahoe, Elko, Fallon, Fernley, Sparks, Sacramento, Auburn, Truckee, and Susanville, CA
  • Facilitated grief groups for clients from over 12 different cultures and 7 different religions
  • Co-found 4 grief centers in Nevada and 1 in New York
  • Created a special suicide grief support group for teens
  • Specializing in explaining death and dying to children
  • Specializing in explaining suicide to children


Featured in BabyZone.com (now babble.com), Parents.com, Family Pulse, Reno Gazette-Journal, and University of Phoenix Alumni Magazine


Published 7 grief books and journals which have sold over 30,000 copies nationally and internationally

Good Grief Project

For the past 7 years, the Good Grief Project has conducted programs in over 24 Washoe County schools, a district which provides education to 64,000 students


  • PBS Silver Communicator
  • Health Care Heroes
  • Entrepreneur Award 2010
  • Human Services Network
  • Agency of the Year 2016
  • Ordinary People, Extraordinary Measures Award 2014
  • Truckee Meadows Tomorrow Silver Star Award 2007

Presentations and Lectures

  • Keynote speaker and presenter at national conferences, including: American Academy of Pediatrics, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association for the Education of Young Children, Cancer Treatment Center of America and American Counseling Association
  • Speaker at various children’s hospitals and hospices around the nation
  • Provided grief workshops for health care, social services and education professionals on both “Grief in the Workplace”, “Helping Children and Teens Cope with Loss and Death” and “Explaining Death to Children”
  • Lecturer on “Death and Dying’ and “How to Help Children and Teens Cope with Death and Loss” at the University of Nevada, Reno

Grief Support

  • Worked with 443 children through Kids Can Cope, a group intervention designed to help children and teenagers who currently have a parent diagnosed with cancer, illness, and disease
  • Volunteered for the U.S. Military – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
  • Provided 10 summer grief camps at Lake Tahoe
  • Hold annual Child and Teen Grief Awareness Day which is the third Thursday of every November
  • Grief support for pre-schools and private schools
  • Grief support for Businesses and organizations

L E T ’ S   C O N N E C T !
email: info@solacetree.org | phone: 775.324.7723
web: www.solacetree.org

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