Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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What happens at Orientation?

Our 60-minute orientations are led by Dougy Center staff. You will learn a little about Dougy Center while you tour our facility, visit an expression room, watch a video on Dougy Center, and have a chance to ask questions.

You will be provided a Family Questionnaire to complete and return if you are interested in our programs.

Due to COVID-19 all Dougy Center Orientations are being held virtually.

Grief Support Groups


How Soon After Death Can I Join a Group?

Some people are ready for grief support immediately after the death and others wait.

Our groups are ongoing and you can attend for as long as you need. You are welcome to call us at 503.775.5683 at any time.

Who Uses Your Peer Grief Support Groups?

Dougy Center peer grief support groups are open to children, teens, families, and young adults who are grieving. There are no fees for groups.

A family services coordinator will assist you to find a group most appropriate for your needs. Please call our main line at 503.775.5683.

*Please note that while we require that an adult be on site while children/teens are in a group, they are not required to participate in the adult support groups.

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What is facilitator training?

Volunteer Facilitator Training will teach you how to facilitate a Dougy Center peer grief support group. You will develop self-awareness and explore your own grief and loss. We recommend that you have an established support system (personal and/or professional) before taking the training.

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