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
The Dougy Center’s International Summer Institute July 25-29, 2016
International Summer Institute
Developing Peer Grief Support Programs for Children and Teens
Join The Dougy Center’s knowledgeable staff for an opportunity to discover the fundamentals of developing and operating peer-to-peer support groups for grieving children, teens, and families. Learn with colleagues from around the United States and beyond who plan to start or who have already directly established programs for grieving children.
Annual Benefit Raises Over $500,000 for Grieving Children and Families!
Thank you to everyone who supported The Dougy Center’s 2015 Annual Reflection Benefit Dinner & Auction.
It was a fabulous, fun, and uplifting night for over 400 supporters of The Dougy Center as we raised over half a million dollars for grieving children and families thanks to the generosity of individuals and corporate sponsors in our community!
Congratulations to the 2015 Porsche Boxster Winner!
Congratulations to Roy Billings with ticket #1608 for winning the 2015 Porsche Boxster Raffle! We appreciate all the generous support from this year’s ticket purchasers!
Pathways Program for Families Facing An Advanced Serious Illness
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families offers Pathways for children, teens, and families facing an advanced serious illness.
Pathways is a place for children and families to share their experiences around an advanced serious illness. This is a safe, caring setting for participants to express their emotions and thoughts - all of them - and to allow them to find their own path during this part of their journey. We are a place for families to know they’re not alone.
Our peer support groups are designed for each member of the family: children, teens, young adults, parents or adult caregivers, as well as the family member who has been diagnosed with an advanced serious illness.