Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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How long after a death should we wait to call Dougy Center?

A family can call and start the process for participation as soon as they are ready. We believe each person and family grieves differently, and the family is the best judge of when they are ready to participate in a support group.

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Does Dougy Center charge for peer grief support groups?

No. In lieu of a fee, we offer the opportunity for families to make a tax-deductible, voluntary monthly pledge. No family has ever been charged a fee and no family is ever denied services due to lack of funds. Dougy Center does not receive any insurance reimbursement. We rely on tax-deductible contributions to cover costs.

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Do you offer groups in Spanish?

Yes! Dougy Center offers bilingual peer grief support groups for Spanish-speaking children, teens and their families. Our group is called Esperanza, which means hope.


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