Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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What if a grandparent or other family member that has been diagnosed, can we participate in a Pathways group?

Please contact a Pathways Coordinator if your child’s grandparent is living with you full time and has been diagnosed with an advanced serious illness to determine if Pathways is appropriate for your family, 503-775-5683 or

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

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.

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.