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Kacie’s Cause Support Groups

Kacie’s Cause is proud to offer several support groups for family members that are impacted by a loved one suffering from substance use disorder. Our groups are designed to provide a safe and caring place for persons to share their stories and listen to others that have had similar experiences. Some of our groups are run by trained professionals. Others are run by volunteers. All are offered free of charge and confidentiality is strongly encouraged. Information about our current group offerings can be found below.

“We found Kacie’s Cause in our darkest time. Our family was in turmoil dealing with an active addict in our home. The people in the Kacie’s Cause group were amazing. They had found strength to deal with everything that happens when your loved one is in active addiction and recovery. They made it possible for us to deal with our family member and they continue to do so. We have formed bonds thru conversation each week and realizing you aren’t alone in this journey. They also make you understand you can’t control what is happening with your loved one, and that self care is so important. If you have someone you care about or even lost to addiction, this group has room in their hearts for everyone. My thanks to the Parkesburg Chapter support group for opening their hearts to us.”

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Weekly in Parkesburg, PA: Friends & Families of Addicted Loved Ones

Every Wednesday 7:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Parkesburg Point Chapel
700 Main St, Parkesburg, PA 19365
For more information, contact:
Contact: Betsy G. – betsy.kaciescause@gmail.com

Kacie’s Cause Parkesburg Chapter is pleased to invite you to a support group for Friends and Family of Addicted Loved Ones.

We have received many requests over the years for a close location where borough families and friends can gather to talk and listen to others in similar situations. We have a wealth of education, experiences, information, resources, love, and hope to offer.

Weekly in Kennett Square, PA: Grief Support Group

Every Tuesday 6:00 pm – 7:00 p.m.
Location: First Baptist Church
415 W State Street Kennett Square, PA 19348
Contact: Mike Tardive Miketardive2@gmail.com

The purpose of the grief support group is to provide a place where people can learn to mourn, cope, and heal with others who have also suffered significant loss. The group will meet virtually on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesdays of each month via Zoom. In-person meetings will be held from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the First Baptist Church in Kennett Square, PA.

Narcotics Anonymous & Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in our area

Many individuals suffering from substance use disorder find attending Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings to be extremely helpful. To learn more about Narcotics Anonymous click here.

To find a NA meeting near you click here.

To learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous click here.

To find an AA meeting near you click here.

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Support Groups for Teens-Alateen

Alateen is a fellowship designed for the younger relatives and friends of alcoholics through the teen years.

By attending Alateen, teenagers (13 to 18) can meet other teenagers in similar situations. To find an Alateen meeting near you click here.

Help for Grandparents and Others Caring for Children of SUD Sufferers

Parents, other relatives, and friends of adults suffering from or lost to substance use disorder are often faced with the daunting task of caring for the children of individuals who are not capable of meeting the challenges of parenting. These challenges can take many forms including financial, legal, social, and health-related problems. “Kinship” caregiving can be taken on either informally or formally through the court system.

To learn more about the rewards, benefits, and challenges associated with kinship care, check out the video below.

For additional resources related to kinship care, including information about custody, financial help, medical and mental health care, education, childcare, and self-care, visit the Pennsylvania KinConnector library here.

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The challenges faced by grandparents can be especially difficult. Luckily, there are resources available in Chester County to assist grandparents who bravely take on these responsibilities.

GrandFamily Connections of Chester County provides information and peer support for grandparents raising grandchildren. Topics commonly discussed include custody, healthcare, and public assistance.

Monthly support groups are held either in person or virtually. These groups are designed to provide emotional and practical help for the many challenges that caregiving grandparents face. When meetings are held in person, free childcare and a meal are provided.

GrandFamily Connections is sponsored by the Coatesville Center for Community Health. For more information about this program, call Deborah Willet at 610-246-2261 or send her an email at dwillettadvocacy@gmail.com.