Our volunteers are parents and family members who have been affected by a loved one’s substance use, people in recovery themselves, and others throughout our vibrant communities who want to give their time and talents to let families know they’re not alone.
All of our Parent Coaches are volunteers who have been personally affected by a family member’s – usually a child’s – substance use. Some have children in recovery; some have lost children; and some have children who are relapsed or are actively using. All of them have been there.
Parent Coaches are there for our parents and families to listen with empathy, support them as they problem-solve and to guide them through ideas that may be helpful to their family’s situation. Parents seeking support and their Parent Coach typically have five conversations on the phone, usually about 45 minutes in length, over the course of 5-6 weeks. Learn more about the impact our Parent Coaches have on the families we serve >>
No matter how big or how small our volunteers’ contribution is, we wouldn’t be able to provide the support to parents and families struggling with addiction that we do. Our volunteers understand the importance of family support and help us guide our loved ones in the direction of the help they deserve.