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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

Celebrate Silas 2017 Memorial 5K Run/Walk


Celebrate Silas is a family friendly, non-competitive 5k run/walk to celebrate and remember our loved ones who have died and to raise money for The Dougy Center.

Sunday, March 5th, 2017
9:30am - Sign In
10:00am - 5k Run / Walk
Duniway Elementary School
7700 SE Reed College Place
Portland, OR 97202

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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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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