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|The Standard Charitable Foundation grants $25,000 to The Dougy Center|
Grant supports construction of The Dougy Center’s new facility for grieving families and kids
“Research shows that childhood grief, when not addressed effectively,
increases the risk of depression, substance abuse, suicidal behavior,
anti-social behaviors, physical complications and criminal behavior,”
The new facility will create a healing environment truly suited to the needs of the children and families served by The Dougy Center. The facility will support up to 10 percent annual program growth over a period of up to 10 years as the program expands from serving 400 grieving children per month to approximately 1,000 per month.
“At The Standard, we place special emphasis on helping individuals and
families who have experienced a loss or setback such as a major
disability or the loss of a loved one,” said
Before The Dougy Center building was burned down, families seeking
access to a support group were typically able to start within one month
of completing The Dougy Center’s orientation program. After the fire,
demand increased while program space decreased. The new building will
expand service capacity and create new opportunities for community
collaboration to address the unmet needs of grieving families. A
ground-breaking ceremony was held
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To learn more about The Dougy Center, please visit www.dougy.org.
About The Standard Charitable Foundation
About The Standard
The Standard is a leading provider of financial products and services, including group and individual disability insurance, group life, AD&D, dental and vision insurance, retirement plans products and services, individual annuities and investment advice. For more information about The Standard, visit www.standard.com.
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About The Dougy Center
The mission of The Dougy Center is to provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. Today, The Dougy Center serves 400 children and their 250 adult family members each month. Our 27, open-ended peer support groups meet every other week and are divided by age, type of death (illness, sudden death, murder, suicide) and who died (parent, sibling). The concurrent 27 adult support groups meet at the same time for the caregiver of the child or teen who is attending group. Since its founding, The Dougy Center has served 30,000 children, teens and their families and has received national and international acclaim for our pioneering peer support model for helping children cope with the death of a family member.
Source: The Standard
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