HOW AN IDEA TO SUPPORT MOTHERS IN RECOVERY BECAME AN INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR THE EMPOWERMENT OF FAMILIES AFFECTED BY ADDICTION.
In 2017 Family Recovery Society began as a support group to help moms in recovery. What began as a Facebook group quickly turned into weekly meet-ups and support meetings for mothers in recovery serving the Metro Vancouver area of BC Canada. In 2018 we became an official non-profit organization and were able to provide funding for mothers to host support meetings in their homes.
During the pandemic, the need for this support became vital to the survival of our members. We felt a call to add extra supports not just for mothers, but all parents trying to navigate recovery. With in-person meetings shut down we quickly got set up to host meetings online and began serving parents across Canada. Since then our organization has experienced huge growth. With the support of the Canadian Red Cross, we have been able to offer life-changing opportunities and access to support for mothers and fathers who are fighting for a better life for their families.
To Support Families in Recovery
Family Recovery Society's mission is to engage, educate and empower parents in recovery from the effects of drug and alcohol misuse by increasing access to community, education and resources that decrease intergenerational trauma, develop recovery capital and support the maintenance of long-term recovery.
Family Recovery Society's vision is to create an inclusive community of empowered families free from the stigma, isolation, effects of addiction, abuse and poverty to advocate for a parent's rights and freedoms to create a more fair and just society in Canada.
Dignity and Respect for all Parents & Pathways
Family Recovery Society strives to value, respect and support the dignity of each parent and child in our community. We walk alongside our members on their individual paths of healing and personal development.
The umbrella not only symbolizes Family Recovery as the Umbrella Society for our Mom and Dads groups, we also see it as a symbol of covering our members from the rain. We provide a safe, dry place for parents to gather and receive support. The umbrella is a shield, a layer of protection against the harsh weather that we can experience in recovery.