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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.

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News & Events

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


Please join our Event Chair, Shannon Gianola to learn more about The Dougy Center’s work with grieving children and families.

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19th Annual Goin’ Big Classic Memorial Golf Tournament


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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Thank You 2016 International Summer Institute Attendees!


The Dougy Center’s 2016 International Summer Institute brought together 25 people from around the country for a week long training filled with skill building, inspiration, and new friendships. Participants arrived eager to learn not only from The Dougy Center’s staff, but also from one another about how to best provide peer support groups to grieving children, teens, and their family members.

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Grab your walking shoes and join the Dawn to Dusk walk on June 18!


*[Update: Dougy Center supporters, Richard and Tatyana Sundvall, held their second annual Longest Day of the Year Dawn to Dusk Community Fundraiser & Walk on Saturday, June 18th to benefit The Dougy Center. The Sundvall’s walked over 40 miles and raised an astounding $12k+! A huge thank you to the Sundvall’s for their incredible support of grieving children and families! ‪#‎DougyWalk‬]

You can still donate here!

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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

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...for teens

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