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Parent & Family Support Groups

Contact List for CNVRAC Area

Woodbury/Bethlehem Parent Connection

Program Description

The Woodbury Bethlehem Parent Connection is a non-profit organization designed to educate and empower parents / caregivers who have kids (of any age) who are using or abusing drugs or alcohol. Their goal is to provide hope & support, in a strictly confidential setting, to those in crisis and assist those to learn to take care of themselves, as well. They hope to bring some measure of peace to families in crisis that previously had nowhere to turn.

Location: Congregational Church, 11 Main St., Woodbury, CT 06798

Meeting Dates and Times: Meetings take place every Monday from 7:30-9:00pm

Contact Information: Call Leslie Gomez Cofounder/Facilitator at (203) 266-0487 for more information


Program Description

Crossroads is a community support group dedicated to supporting families afflicted by the disease of addiction as well as raising awareness within the community. Crossroad’s mission is to unite the community and create new ways and ideas to combat the disease of addiction as it affects our youth. All concerned citizens are invited.

Location: Wolcott Youth Center (Behind Frisbee School), Todd Rd. Wolcott, CT

Meeting Days and Times: Every Monday from 7:30-9:00pm

Contact Information: Call (203) 560-1665 for more information

Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP) Support Group

Program Description

GRASP is a support group whose main purpose is to provide compassion and support for families of individuals who have passed away as the result of a substance abuse problem.

Location: Beacon Falls Congregational Church: 69 Wolfe Avenue Beacon Falls, CT

Meeting Days and Times: Meeting are normally held the last Thursday of the month from 6:30pm-8pm

Contact Information: Call Judy (203.231.6705) or Lori (203-305-9808) for more information.


Michael Anthony’s Project

Program Description

This mission of Michael Anthony's Project is to provide support, education, and resources to families of children suffering with the disease of addiction and to parents who have lost their children to this disease.

Location: Thomaston Savings Bank: 565 Main St. Watertown, CT

Meeting Days and Times: Meetings take place once per month from 7-9:00pm. Due to the fact that meeting dates are subject to change see website for specific dates: (

Contact Information: Call Lori at 203.525.8052 fore more information


The Parent Connection

Program Description

The Parent Connection is a non-denominational support group for parents troubled by their adolescent and adult children’s behavior. The goals of this organization are to empower parents, to convince young people to accept responsibility for their actions and to make communities a safe place to live.

Location: Church of St. Anthony located at the corner of Routes 68 and 69 in Prospect, CT

Meeting Days and Times: Meetings take place every Wed. night at 7:00 pm

Contact Information: Call Nancy Farnum at (203) 888.0230 or Mary Marinello at (203) 755-1797 for more information


C.A.R.E.S. Group

Program Description

Community Addiction & Recovery Education and Support: Our Mission is to provide education, support, resources and hope for communities, families, and individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction.

Issues involving substance abuse and addiction affect the entire family. C.A.R.E.S. establishes community based Hope & Support groups which provide a confidential venue for parents and other caregivers to discuss concerns regarding a loved one’s suspected or confirmed use of mind-altering substances. There are currently five active CARES Chapters across the state.

Visit or for more information please call 1-855-406-0246


Hope & Support Group

Program Description

Get help with questions or concerns about your child's possible or confirmed involvement with substances. Join us and receive the strength and support necessary to deal with this insidious disease.

Location: Newtown Parent Connection, Edmond Town Hall 45 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470

Meeting Dates and Times: Meetings take place every Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Contact Information: (203) 270-1600




Program Description

For over 55 years, Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers. It is estimated that each alcoholic affects the lives of at least four other people...alcoholism is truly a family disease. No matter what relationship you have with an alcoholic, whether they are still drinking or not, all who have been affected by someone else’s drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the Al-Anon/Alateen fellowship.

Contact Information


Program Description

Nar-Anon members are relatives and friends who are concerned about the addiction or drug problem of another. Nar-Anon’s program of recovery is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous and uses Nar-Anon's Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts.

Contact Information

Information is subject to change. If you need further clarification, other resources or, if have trouble getting the help you need, please feel free to call us here at the CNVRAC at 203.578.4044

Information Current as of September 2016