Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and families who are grieving can share their experiences before and after a death. We provide support and training locally, nationally, and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.
- Offers therapy for individuals and groups
- Access to peer grief support
- Podcast and Bookstore
- Toolkits for communities, and resources for kids, teens, young adults, caregivers and others supporting grievers
- Supports specifically for those who have a family member living with an advanced serious illness
Support services include:
- Grief education and information on grief support groups and classes for adults and children
- Short-term supportive grief counseling for hospice families and the community at large
- Referrals to community resources
- Hospice memorial gatherings
- Virtual classes (registration required) include:
- Understanding Grief: Information and Tools for Coping
- Ongoing Grief Support Groups
Camp Erin® is the largest network of free bereavement camps in the country designed for children and teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. It is a weekend-long experience filled with traditional, fun camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support – led by grief professionals and trained volunteers. Camp Erin provides a unique opportunity for peer bonding between children and teens facing a similar life circumstance. Camp Erin is offered free to all families.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. You don't have to go through the grieving process alone. Options to sign up for their free daily email message of encouragement. They also run video seminars from experts on grief and recovery subjects and support group discussions with focused topics.
Friends for survival is a national non-profit bereavement outreach organization available to those who are grieving a suicide death of family or friends. They also assist professionals who work with those who are grieving a suicide tragedy. All staff and volunteers have been directly impacted by a suicide death.They provide a variety of peer support services that comfort, encourage and educate those in grief, including but not limited to:
- Monthly meetings of grief support and education.
- Monthly newsletter for sharing information
- Comprehensive list of resources and reference library
- Speakers available for work places and agencies impacted by a suicide death