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!!

  • 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!

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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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Sharing Life Losses Together