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*** NEW!!!! Waterloo Region FASD Action Group- FASD Caregiver Support Group

Contact Rob MacDonald at 519-749-8740 ext. 3336

Alcoholics Anonymous

Offers 24 hour anonymous help through an answering service as well as information for local meetings.

Kitchener-Waterloo 519-742-6183

Cambridge 519-652-8222

Al-Anon – Alateen



Al-Anon is an anonymous support group and network for those affected by someone else’s drinking. Alateen is part of Al-Anon, but is specifically designed for the younger relatives and friends of alcoholics (up to age 19).

Kitchener-Waterloo 519-896-5678

Cambridge 519-658-8222

Parents for Children’s Mental Health

Parents For Children’s Mental Health has been offering support to parents with children with mental health challenges through various programs and related support groups in the Region since 2005. We do this by sharing knowledge and personal experiences and by representing our groups of families in capacities such as advisory committees (education and government, service systems, etc.)

We have heard that some parents would be better able to meet during the day instead of the evening. So, in addition to our phone support, usually during crisis, we thought we’d give a drop-in session at several locations in the Region, in Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo to try and better meet parent’s needs. This way we can provide information and support by way of answering questions that parents may have that arise during these sessions.

We hope that the new model will reach more parents who are seeking information to help with the complex needs of their kids.

Please be sure to check the website to ensure that the meeting is confirmed and for updates to the schedule @ under the heading “What’s New!”

Self Help Alliance of Waterloo Wellington

Lists self-help groups in the region.

Kitchener 519-570-4595

Cambridge 519-623-6024

Waterloo Region Family Network


This is a family-driven resource centre dedicating to providing the support, knowledge, and assistance families need in order to make informed decisions. The Network assists all families of children (all ages) with special needs, regardless of diagnosis or lack thereof. Programs include parent-to-parent mentoring, a variety of workshops and seminars, ongoing support groups and personal guidance.

Developmental Resource Centre Waterloo RegionSunbeam Centre