Frequently Asked Questions
Does Dougy Center offer the Pathways group in Spanish?
The Pathways group is not available in a Spanish speaking format at this time. Program staff who speak Spanish are available for questions and there are resources available in Spanish for before and after a death here. Please contact Dougy Center at 503-775-5683 for more information.
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.
What happens in a Pathways peer support group?
Groups for children and teens involve discussion, play, and activities where they can share with peers who are having similar experiences and learn tools for coping within a supportive environment. Adult groups offer facilitated conversations about living with an advanced serious illness themselves or within their family. Through playing, talking, and listening, your family will find understanding, connection, and community.
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.