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PARENT/FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS (local)- compiled by RCASA as of 7/2015

(free groups for parents concerned about their child’s drug and alcohol use)



See the website for the many local meetings

Al-Anon for Parents

       St. Margaret’s Church

            111 Winn Street, Burlington

            Thursday, 8:30pm


             First Parish Church

             Great Road, Bedford

             Tuesday 7:30 pm

Nar-Anon for Families

      McLean Hospital

115 Mill Street

Belmont, MA

     De Marneffe Building

     Room #132   7:45-9:15PM

     Meeting Name: "Cope & Hope"

     Monday:  7:45 pm


The Salvation Army Building

402 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA

Wednesday 7:00 pm

                   Please enter through Green Street entrance

                   Meeting Name: "Friends & Families In Crisis"

Learn To Cope                                                                     

All meetings begin at 7pm


Mon:       BROCKTON:  Independence Academy, the Recovery High School
                                        460 Belmont Street, Brockton
                 Entrance to the school is at the far back of the building.

                 CAMBRIDGE: Spaulding Hospital
                                         1575 Cambridge Street
                 Use main entrance and follow signs to the 3rd Floor Chapel. 
                 Use free visitor parking in Lot E on Hovey Ave.


Tue:     QUINCY: Eastern Nazarene College
                                 180 Old Colony Ave
                Use main entrance and watch for signs.

                TEWKSBURY: Tewksbury Memorial High School
                                         320 Pleasant Street


Wed:     LOWELL: Saints Medical Center 
                                    1 Hospital Drive

    GLOUCESTER: Rose Baker Senior Center
                                 6 Manuel F Lewis Street (enter through the main door)
                Park in adjacent lot  or in back of building



Thur:       SALEM: Salem Hospital
                           81 Highland Ave
                           Davenport Conference Room 102A
              Park behind the hospital by Shaughnessy/Spaulding North, back entrance. Room 102A

              WORCESTER: Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital
                                     309 Belmont Street
             This is a brand new facility, located within a campus of very old building. It is important to go straight to          

             the end of the roadway. The entrance is secure so you will have to sign in at the front door.

Parent Support Group

            Mass.General Hospital

     15l Merrimack Street, 5th Floor, Boston

          Tue, 5:30-7pm


            1st Baptist Church

            Oakland Street, Medford

            Wed, 6:30-8pm

Parents Helping Parents

Community Teamwork

            155 Main Street, Lowell

            Mon, 5:30-7pm



99 Dartmouth Street, Malden

            Mon, 6:30-8pm


      First Community Church

            55 Otis Street, Medford

            Tue, 6:30 -8pm


      Lemberg Children’s Center

            415 South Street, Waltham

            Wed, 7-9pm

Families Anonymous

            Community Family

            121 Washington St Medford

Tue 7 pm


Wilmington United Methodist Church

87 Church St, Wilmington

Thu 7 pm

Family Support Group

            North Suffolk

            14 Porter St., East Boston

            Mon, 6-8pm

Friends and Family Support

            Lahey Behaviorial, Danvers Treatment Center

            Middleton St., Danvers

            Thu, 7-8:30pm

SMART Recovery for Families

            McLean Hospital, Belmont

            DeMarneffe Bldg – Cafeteria, Rm 118

            Sat, 4:30pm


Sponsored by Barile Family Funeral Homes of Stoneham and Reading

2016 Bereavement Ministry  "Comfort the Sorrowful"

Saint Patrick Parish
71 Central Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Grief Support Drop-In Evenings

2nd Monday of each Month (except holidays) 

Grief Support Group

Meets seasonally for 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings (call Saint Patrick's to register)

Spring: April 20 - May 25 Fall: October 5 - November 9

Emmaus Ministry 1-Day Retreat for Parents Grieving the Loss of a Child

Saturday, September 24
9:30am - 7:30pm
(please call Saint Patrick's to register)

Are you a grandparent raising grandchildren?
Learn more about a new support group for grandparents. Sponsored by Boys and Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield
Its Never To Early to Talk
Talk: They Hear You
Talk: They Hear You II
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