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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.

News & Events

Group cancellation due to weather

12/09/16

Due to inclement weather, The Dougy Center is closed today, Friday, December 9th, and all groups at our Portland, Hillsboro, and Canby locations are cancelled. Stay safe and dry out there!

20th Annual Porsche Boxster Raffle

12/01/16

Buy a ticket. Help a child. Win a Porsche.

Support grieving families by participating in the 20th Annual Dougy Center 2017 Porsche Boxster Raffle. This year’s Porsche is valued at $59,580.

Tickets on sale now!

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The Dougy Center’s Fall Event “Portraits of Courage”

11/15/16

[Update: The Dougy Center’s annual Fall Luncheon breaks record for grieving kids! Over 300 community members attended The Dougy Center’s Annual Fall Luncheon, Portraits of Courage, at Portland’s Sentinel Hotel on November 2nd. The luncheon was an overwhelming success, raising over $85,000 for programs to help grieving children and families! Special thanks to all who attended, our speakers, and our event sponsors for making this event such a success!]

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19th Annual Goin’ Big Classic Memorial Golf Tournament

10/11/16

A celebration of the life and spirit of Peter Ellis

*[Update: This year’s event raised over $30,000! A huge thank you to Buzz & Catie Ellis for their amazing support of grieving children and families!‬]

Friday, September 23, 2016
McMenamin’s Edgefield

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books & dvds

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

Two boys

...for kids

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

Teen Girl

...for teens

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