What happens when you support Family Recovery Society?
When you donate, you are contributing to providing opportunities for engagement, education and empowerment that inspire parents in their recovery from addiction. By supporting us, you are supporting access to connection, resources, programming and services for parents that are rebuilding their lives in recovery.
It has been a stressful year. The vulnerable and marginalized parents that we serve have experienced these stresses through the added lens of struggling with mental health and addiction - as well as experiencing a lack of services for abuse, addiction and poverty associated through school, work and daycare. Our non-profit organization saw this need and began supporting mothers by holding daily Zoom meetings to support their recovery and our membership increased by 44% during COVID 2020.
In 2020 restrictions caused a lot of in-person meetings and programs that were open to all, to become virtual or on hold. One of the results of that reality, there has been an unparalleled increase in relapse and opioid addiction. In response, our society partnered with Canadian Red Cross to offer relapse prevention programming to our members. We also host weekly Zoom peer-based support and speaker meetings, inclusive to treatment centers which decrease stigma and foster connection for parents in or seeking support for their long term recovery from substance misuse.
Soon we received feedback from the dads in our recovery community that they needed these programs, services and supports too. With the help of our Dads in Recovery Representative, Nathan Nichols, we answered that call by creating the Dads Recovery Community. He helped us organize a private Facebook group, a weekly speaker meeting and outreach and events for the dads in our recovery community.
Today, Family Recovery Society has become an essential service to the parents in our community. Our vision is to create an inclusive community of empowered parents free from stigma, isolation and effects of mental health, addiction, abuse and poverty. But we can not do it alone. We need the help, support and donations of our allies and supporters to help families recover from addiction by offering programs, services and supports.
This is how we change the world, one family at a time.
PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CANADIAN RED CROSS
Thanks to funding by the Canadian Red Cross we were able to offer even more support to our members including opportunities for education and certificate programs that have supported our members in gaining employment. We want to give a huge shoutout to the Canadian Red Cross and all they did to help the overdose crisis during the pandemic. Thier funding has made it possible for us to truly change the lives of some of our members. Here are some of the programs we ran and how it has helped our community.
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By supporting our organization you are helping us provide resources, programming and education to a family that is navigating recovery. Check out the links above to learn more about how we have been able to support our members in the past.
WHAT OUR MEMBERS LOVED
ABOUT OUR PROGRAMMING
The connection with other mamas in recovery, the stories of struggle and strength, and so much information and help thru the workshops that have helped me move forward in my recovery!
Information and education gained. And the connections I made with the other participants.
I had access to education and resources with no barrier to entry. There was no cost or referral or red tape and the programs were amazing.
The ability to attend programs, and workshops that would otherwise be unavailable to me. They have given me much insight to where I am, on certain things about my Recovery Journey.