Family Programs

Al-Anon is a community resource providing fellowship and support to spouses, adult children, partners, relatives, co-workers and friends of alcoholics who meet anonymously to share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve common problems. Al-Anon is non-professional, self-supporting, spiritually based, apolitical and welcomes all cultures. It is a separate fellowship from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

For more information on Al-Anon, visit their website by using the link above, or contact1 -888-425-2666 (Al-Anon Family Groups Meeting Information Line), or 519-836-1522 (24-hour help line).

Homewood Community Addiction Services offers a variety of families counselling, support and educational programs through individual, couple and group sessions. Addiction puts great strain on families. Counselling, education and support provide relief, understanding and an opportunity to explore effective coping strategies.

Individual and Family Counselling

Clients will meet with the social worker to develop a plan to address specific issues related to addiction.

To register call Intake at 519-836-5733, ext. 2369.

Two-Day Family Program

This is a two-day program offered twice a month to family members affected by addiction. The program provides family members with understanding of addiction and the impact it has on the family.  Participants gain knowledge and skills to deal with the recovery process in a healthy way.  Participants must be 18 years of age, live in Wellington/Dufferin County, or have a family member participating in the Homewood In-patient Addiction Program.

To register, call: 519-836-5733, ext. 2369.

12-Week Family Support Group

This 12-week group is offered twice a year (September and January) to family members who have completed the two-day Family Program. Some of the topics include:

  • Communication
  • Boundaries
  • Dealing with emotions
  • Self-care

To register, call 519-836-5733, ext. 2352.

Parent Program

This is a one-day program for parents who are concerned about their teen’s alcohol/drug or mental health issues. It is offered once a month (except July and August). The program provides parents with some education about addiction/mental health issues. Participants gain knowledge, support and skills to cope with their teen’s challenging behaviours.

To register, call 519-836-5733, ext. 2352.

Alumni Group

This group is offered the first and third Tuesday each month, from 9:00a.m. – 10:00a.m. (except July and August). The group provides an opportunity for family members who have completed the Family Program to support each other in recovery. It is a great opportunity to practice and enhance skills learned. Registration not required.

Call CADS Intake Guelph office at 519-836-5722, ext. 2369, for more information on programs listed above which are offered to anyone in Wellington/Dufferin Counties. For information regarding Family Support in Satellite offices, call 519-942-2361 (Orangeville), 519-323-4558 (Mount Forest), or 519 787-7015 (Fergus)*

* All programs are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.