Dougy Center gets new home in Southeast Portland

By Doug Beghtel, The Oregonian, Feb. 2, 2013

The Dougy Center for grief counseling celebrated its new home in Southeast Portland on Saturday, Feb. 2. An arson in 2009 destroyed their former location.

According to the Dougy Center’s website:

“The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.¬† We provide support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief. We are supported solely through private support from individuals, foundations and companies. The Dougy Center does not charge a fee for its services.”

The Dougy Center celebrated its grand opening of its new home on Southeast 52nd Ave. Saturday afternoon. Staff and volunteers showed off the nearly 12,000 square foot redesigned and expanded facility that cost $4.5 million. A fire in 2009 that destroyed the former building was declared an arson and has never been solved.

The Dougy Center celebrated its grand opening of its new home on Southeast 52nd Ave. Saturday afternoon. Staff and volunteers showed off the nearly 12,000 square foot redesigned and expanded facility that cost $4.5 million. A fire in 2009 that destroyed the former building was declared an arson and has never been solved.

The Dougy Center celebrated its grand opening of its new home on Southeast 52nd Ave. Saturday afternoon. Staff and volunteers showed off the nearly 12,000 square foot redesigned and expanded facility that cost $4.5 million. Round rooms are designed with creative tunnels, slides and toys to provide a safe, fun environment for children. This room is used for children ages 6-12. A fire in 2009 that destroyed the former building was declared an arson and has never been solved. Doug Beghtel/ The Oregonian

Round rooms are designed with creative tunnels, slides and toys to provide a safe, fun environment for children. This room is used for children ages 6-12.

This room is used for children ages 3-5.

This room is used for children ages 3-5.

The art room has tables for painting and a splatter painting area.

The art room has tables for painting and a splatter painting area.

This room is used for children ages 3-5.

This room is used for children ages 3-5.