Groups in Portland
If you live near a Dougy Center location in Portland, Oregon, you can join a Dougy Center support group by calling 503.775.5683.
Peer Grief Support
Our support groups meet biweekly and are ongoing. For detailed information about how your family can join a Dougy Center support group, click on the "How to Join" button below, or call us for more information.
Children's support groups are designed around age, type of death, and who died (parent, sibling, friend). Parent/adult caregiver groups run at the same time as the children's support groups.
In response to COVID-19 we are offering virtual groups.
Our support groups start for children as young as 3 who have had a parent, primary caregiver, or sibling die. We have Littles groups for 3 to 5 year-olds as well as 4 to 8 year-olds depending on the age range of children in your family. In addition, we have many grief resources for supporters of Littles. Find those by following the "Find Grief Resources" link below.
Dougy Center offers support groups for people ages 19 to 25 and 26 to 40 who are grieving the death of someone significant (parent, sibling, friend, partner, spouse, or other family member) in their lives. In addition, we have many resources for adults who are grieving. Find those by following the "Find Grief Resources" link below.
Esperanza, which translates to “hope” in Spanish, for Spanish-speaking families who are grieving the death of a sibling, parent, or caregiver. These bilingual peer grief support groups are facilitated in Spanish and are led by a Spanish-speaking staff member. In addition, we have translated many of our grief resources into Spanish. Find those by following the "Find Grief Resources" link below.
Our Pathways program offers support and resources when a family member is living with an advanced serious illness. We have groups for children, teens, adult caregivers, and adults with illness in the Portland metro area. In addition, we have many advanced serious illness resources for families. Find those by following the "Find Grief Resources" link below.