The Stephan Center is a service organization dedicated to those journeying through life losses. It provides education and resources to professionals and laypersons as support and understanding is given to those seeking peace and acceptance in their lives.

We all experience a variety of life losses which include separation from important people, places, items or events unique in our life. Our website is designed to help you with loss.

If you need help right now dial 2-1-1 from any cell or land-line phone for immediate Health and Human Service assistance in the county in which you call. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with ‘live’ Resource Specialists to assist you.


Special Facebook/website message: San Bernardino tragedy

Upcoming Classes – Mark your calendars!!

  • FREE upcoming classes for Parents , Grandparents and Foster ParentsTuesday March 8th Cathedral City Center  10:0-12:00  Trauma, Brain Development, Behavior Thursday March 10, Corona Library  10:00-12:00  Children with Special Needs
    Register by calling: 951-867-3800
  • Want to become a Foster or Adoptive parent?
    Next series of classes in Riverside County at Riverside City CollegeThursdays March 3rd through April 28th
    Register by calling: 951-222-8198
  • Online Classes are here!! The Stephan Center has partnered with Foster Training to offer classes online.
    * Meet your continuing education requirements from the comfort of your home
    * Download your certificate
    * One low annual fee
    * Enjoy The Stephan Center’s uniquely designed courses and many others
    To register go to: www.Foster-Training.com  TODAY!
  • 2nd Annual Conference for Widows and Widowers
    Finding Your Way
    Saturday April 23, 2016
    Click to <here> to download the registration rorm
    Register NOW

Featured Article

          Children in Fear

          As children we are drawn to our parents and caregivers to keep us safe, meet our needs and protect us. When those adults do not fulfill the expectations we become confused. We try to trust them and keep going to them for support, protection and love. We do not understand why they are not taking care of us. We stop trusting them and question ...

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A message from the Director:

Welcome to our new and improved website.  You may now access the website from all devices. We want to draw your attention to some new features and events:

    • New Classes: Classes for prospective, continuing Foster/Adoptive parents and Grandparents. To find more classes go to What’s New.


– Victoria Stephan

December 28th
As the year comes to a close take time to review all the special moments that occurred which surprised you. This will allow you to put events in perspective and help you appreciate the wonder of people, relationships and events in your life.

January, 2016
Theme; The After Holiday  “Let down”

January 4th:
It is easy to feel an emotional “let down” after the holidays. This is a good time to plan communicating with family and friends you didn’t see during the holidays. You can do this through visits or calls. Re-connecting will not only fill the hours but will fill your heart with
positive feelings and new memories.  We create our future from our past.

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If you’d like some direction on where to go on this site or what to do, <click here>.


Sharing Life Losses Together