The Dougy Center peer grief support groups

by The Dougy Center
The Dougy Center peer grief support groups


We hear everyday from families who say they "don’t know where we would be without The Dougy Center.” The uniqueness of the peer support model works for them because they are with others who understand

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Our families have been through one of the worst experiences in life: the death of a parent, sibling, or close friend. The project will serve 16 participants and family members for one year. The need is the direct result of the fire. We had to provide suitable alternative space for our program, so that peer support groups could continue without interruption. Expenses not covered by insurance include leasing the space and additional staff costs for two years while the burned building is replaced.


We firmly believe that children, even those as young as 3 – 5 years, have the innate ability to cope with their grief in their own time and in their own way, if given the appropriate tools and a nurturing, non-judgmental environment in which to share

Long-Term Impact

Unsupported grieving can lead to poverty, depression, substance abuse, suicidal behavior, anti-social behaviors, physical complications, and/or criminal behavior. The Dougy Center’s goal is to avert these risk factors.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Organization Information

The Dougy Center

Location: Portland, OR - USA
The Dougy Center
Mallory Tyler
Project Leader:
Mallory Tyler
Director of Development & Communications
Portland, Oregon United States

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