*** NEW!!!! Waterloo Region FASD Action Group- FASD Caregiver Support Group
Contact Rob MacDonald at 519-749-8740 ext. 3336
Offers 24 hour anonymous help through an answering service as well as information for local meetings.
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).
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 @ www.pcmhwaterloo.com under the heading “What’s New!”
Self Help Alliance of Waterloo Wellington
Lists self-help groups in the region.
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.