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Support in a Safe Place

The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.

We provide support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief. We are supported solely through private support from individuals, foundations and companies. The Dougy Center does not charge a fee for its services.

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News & Events

2014 International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day at The Dougy Center

11/18/14

The Dougy Center is partnering with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Suicide Bereavement Support to host the 2014 International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.

Saturday, November 22
9:00 am - Noon
The Dougy Center
3909 SE 52nd Ave., Portland

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Pathways Program for Families Facing Life-Shortening Illnesses

11/17/14

The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families announces the start of the Pathways Program for children, teens, young adults, and families facing a life-shortening illness.

The Pathways Program began its first support groups in late October 2014.

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Fall Event 2014 - Portraits of Courage

11/18/14

Thank you for Supporting The Dougy Center’s Annual Fall Luncheon ~ Portraits of Courage

Our annual Fall Luncheon held on November 11, 2014, raised $60,000 to help support grieving children and families in our community!

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in this very special event.

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Getting through the Holidays

11/18/14

holiday hollyThe approaching holiday season can weigh especially heavy for grieving families. How people feel about the holidays can be as unique and individual as their grief. In our work with families over the past three decades, we’ve acquired some tips and suggestions that can serve as guideposts for navigating the season. We’ve also designed a Holiday Plan Worksheet that can assist families to create a new map for finding their way through this time.

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Resources for parents, teachers, and others helping children in grief. Plus activity books for children grieving a death. Learn More learn more arrow

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For Kids: Activities and information to help kids in grief. Learn More learn more arrow

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Information and support for teens by teens. Learn More learn more arrow