The Duke Endowment recently awarded Dougy Center a $210,000 research grant to evaluate and expand our L.Y.G.H.T. program (Listening and Led by Youth in Foster Care: Grief, Hope, and Transitions), an intervention for youth in foster care using Dougy Center’s peer grief support model.

The grant will fund the second randomized control trial of the L.Y.G.H.T. intervention and will be used to expand L.Y.G.H.T. support groups to teens and young adults throughout South Carolina. In the coming years, we look forward to bringing L.Y.G.H.T. to other states, including Oregon.