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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

Win a Brand New Porsche Boxster (and $500)!


Tickets for the 18th annual Dougy Center Porsche Boxster raffle are now on sale. Buy a ticket. Help a grieving child.

The 2015 Porsche Boxster is valued at $54,215. Tickets are just $100 each, and only 2,000 tickets will be sold. Get your ticket today and be eligible for three $500 cash prize drawings!

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Pathways Program for Families Facing Life-Shortening Illnesses


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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Getting through the Holidays


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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2014 Reflection Benefit & Auction a Great Success


Thank you so much to the over 400 people who attended our 2014 Reflection Benefit & Auction on Friday, May 9, at the Portland Art Museum. This year’s Benefit and Porsche Boxster raffle has raised nearly $500,000 for grieving children and their families!

It was a fabulous evening that included a silent auction showcasing a gallery of children’s art, an elegant dinner and a live auction filled with unique packages.

The evening culminated with the announcement of the 2014 Porsche Boxster Raffle winner.

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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