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.
Pathways offers free, bi-monthly peer-support groups designed respectively for children, teens, parents or adult caregivers, and their family member with an advanced serious illness.
Pathways is intended to provide families with additional support during the last years of a family member’s illness.
Pathways support groups will meet at our Portland facility at 3909 SE 52nd Avenue.