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.

Fall schedule of classes < click here>

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!

Featured Article – Understanding “Being Safe”

“We talk about being safe. We tell those we love to “be safe”. We want to live in “safe” neighborhood.
We want to feel safe when we travel, go out in the community, drive through neighborhoods, send our
children out to school. But what does it mean to “be safe”. From where does our strong need to be safe
come? How do we secure safety for ourselves, our family, our community?...

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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

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Sharing Life Losses Together