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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. Through our Pathways Program we provide a safe place for families facing an advanced serious illness.

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

20th Annual Porsche Boxster Raffle


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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Reflection Benefit Dinner & Auction


2017 Reflection Benefit Dinner & Auction
Friday, May 12, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
The Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland

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The Dougy Center’s International Summer Institute July 24-28, 2017


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 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.

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


[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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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

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...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