Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Pathways?

Pathways offers peer support groups for children, teens, and their adults when a family member is living with an advanced serious illness. Pathways consists of a group for children, one for teens, one for adult caregivers, and a group for the adults diagnosed with an advanced serious illness. All groups meet at the same time so families can come together. Groups are ongoing and you can join anytime.

Who can join a Dougy Center Pathways group?

Children and teens who have a parent or sibling that has been diagnosed with an advanced serious illness are invited to participate in the Pathways groups, as well as their adults.

How do I sign up for the Pathways group?

To learn more about Pathways or sign up for a group contact Dougy Center at 503-775-5683 or email

Where and how often does the Pathways groups meet?

Pathways support groups meet for 1.5 hours in person at our Southeast Portland location, every other week. At this time, Dougy Center does not have a Pathways virtual group or meet at other locations.