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Support Grieving Children & Families

Our purpose is to provide an atmosphere of trust in which children and families who are grieving a death share their experiences, receive support and find comfort. We are able to do this through peer support groups, education and training.


Thanks to the Dougy Center

Mary’s Place operates under the principles of the Dougy Center, the first center for grieving children in the United States, located in Portland, Oregon.


Grief Is Natural

  • Grief is a natural reaction to death for children as well as adults.

  • Within each individual is the natural capacity to heal oneself.

  • The duration and intensity of grief are unique for each individual.

  • Caring and acceptance assist in the healing process.

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