Pediatric Services

At Providence Hospice and Home Care Snohomish County

Carousel Program (Pediatric hospice and palliative care), Camp Erin and Grief Support Services.
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Donating to Providence Hospice and Home Care Foundation Snohomish County's Pediatric Services makes it possible for children in our community to receive quality, compassionate care in their own homes; attend Camp Erin; and receive grief support counseling.

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Kaya: A Carousel Story

Our Impact

Carousel Program

Your support of this pediatric program is making a difference in the lives of many children within our community. Our Carousel Team strives to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to children needing home health, palliative, hospice, or bereavement care. 

Camp Erin

A weekend bereavement camp for children ages 6-17. Started by Seattle Mariner Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen, the purpose of this bereavement camp is to improve the quality of life for children who have experienced a loss. Camp Erin is designed to gently teach coping skills and help build self-esteem and trust, while providing a relaxed, safe, healing environment for children to share their grief.

Grief Support Services

Grief is difficult to manage for everyone, but it can be especially hard on children. Providence Hospice and Home Care Snohomish County offers specialized pediatric bereavement services following the death of a loved one with individual support, group support, and grief education.

Erin Metcalf, 1983 - 2000

Erin Metcalf was a happy, healthy and vibrant child, fully engaged with life. She played softball and basketball, loved to ski, played the French horn, and sang in choir. Erin was crazy about country music (especially Garth Brooks!), excelled in math, and loved helping others. She had a big heart, made lasting friendships and would “mother’ all the younger kids she went to school with, making sure everyone was taken care of. 

At the age of 15, as Erin was beginning her freshman year of high school, she was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer. When Erin was diagnosed her world was turned upside-down, but she kept her spirits high as she went through chemotherapy, a liver transplant, and multiple surgeries. Because her illness was so serious, she had the opportunity to have a Make-A-Wish trip. Erin indicated that she would like to go to spring training and meet the Mariners, the professional baseball team in Erin’s home of Seattle, WA.  On her Make-A-Wish trip in Peoria, AZ, Erin met Karen and Jamie Moyer. At that time, Jamie Moyer played for the Seattle Mariners. Erin threw out the first pitch at a spring training game during this trip and we spent a wonderful evening with Jamie and his wife having a delicious dinner in a private dining room. Karen and Jamie were so gracious and treated us like old friends. At the end of the evening, they asked if they could stay in touch with us. 

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