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New York Foundation Gives $1 Million to Children's Grief Support Center

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The New York Life Foundation says it will be giving $1 million to The Dougy Center, the national Center for Grieving Children & Families — a Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit that runs support groups for grieving children and teens.

The Dougy Center will use the grant to expand online training programs for the people involved with the grief support efforts, to create a training manual and other materials, and to create four scholarships for volunteers who want to attend the center’s in-person summer training program.

The center now provides peer support groups that serve about 500 children and about 350 adult family members in the Portland area each month, according to the New York Life Foundation.