Our Mothers for Recovery Support Group is now being offered in a hybrid format both in person at our Centre and online via Zoom
The Mothers for Recovery Support Group runs every Friday from 9:30 – 11:00. The staff and participants of the Mothers for Recovery Support Group understand how hard it is as a mother to seek help regarding addiction. Many of us have experienced the fear, shame, guilt and judgment that comes along with being a mother with addiction issues. We know how hard it is to walk into a professional setting and tell someone our darkest secrets. We are not here to judge. We are here to help. There is nothing that you can do or say that someone else in the room hasn’t experienced, we are your peers and we have been where you are. You can expect to be welcomed into our group with open arms. We all just want to be well, we just want to help. You can share as little or as much as you want. There is no pressure.
- Addiction is a Family Disease
- All Mothers love their children and only want the best for them.
- Any Mother can fully recover from addiction given the right support.
- The best teachers of recovery are those whom have recovered themselves.
- Every Mother and child deserves a safe place to be themselves, to grow and to learn.
What you can expect:
In the Mothers for Recovery Support group we provide a safe, confidential, non-judgmental and nurturing environment. Our group is facilitated by a staff member or participant who is in recovery themselves and Angela Aspinall our onsite counsellor. We will do a reading at the beginning of the group and then everyone takes a turn (if they would like to) and shares about their struggles and their accomplishments. We offer each other feedback, if you want it. We build relationships, we build trust and we help each other build new lives.
Who can come:
The Mothers for recovery support group is open to all women that have been pregnant at some point in their lives or been in a parental role with a child and who are seeking or maintaining recovery from substance use.
You may or may not have custody of your children, your children may be your biologically or you may have parented a child or your children may be grown-up. If you do have young children, you can attend the group with them, and they will be able to attend the Mothers for Recovery Child Minding program free of charge. If you have an infant or are breast-feeding, you are encouraged to attend group with your baby.
There are no agency referrals required. There are no fees, long term commitments or other special requirements for you to join. There is no official intake dates or discharge dates, you can attend as often as you desire for as long as you find the group helpful. Simply show up any Friday morning to become a member.