Support Groups

Parent Support Grief Group

The Parent Support Grief Group is for parents whose children have died due to overdose, suicide connected to addiction, or death because of addiction complications.

The group meets twice per month on Thursdays. Please refer to our calendar page for the next meeting. Please call 984-8375 to register if you have never attended before, so we can get your phone number and email address, in the event of the last minute cancellation of the meeting. You are not alone in your grief. We walk through it together.

Grandparent Support Grief Group

Support for grandparents who take care of their grandchildren due to the addiction of the primary parent. The group meets once per month on Thursdays. Please refer to our calendar page for the next meeting. Childcare is provided. Come learn how to navigate social system programs, share heartaches, and figure out how to balance your own life, so you can provide the best care you can for your grandchildren. It is difficult to stay strong for the little ones, while also grieving the addiction or incarceration of your own child. You are not alone! This unique group supports each other in positive ways.

Sibling Support Group

The Sibling Support Group is for young adults who have lost a sibling due to overdose, suicide connected to addiction, or death because of addiction complications. The group meets twice per month on Thursdays. Please refer to our calendar page for the next meeting. Please call 984-8375 to register if you have never attended before, so we can get your phone number and email address, in the event of the last minute cancellation of the meeting. You are not alone in your grief. We walk through it together.

Family Educational Lecture Series Group

This group is for anyone who loves someone with the disease of addiction, people with a loved one in active addiction, or in early recovery. The series is held at 737 Delaware Avenue, Suite 101 and is FREE. The group’s facilitator is Barbara Howard, known by many as “Babs.” She has been affected by addiction having lost two brothers to this disease and grateful to have a son in recovery. Babs has been a part of the recovery community for the past 10 years providing education, resources and support to families. She is passionate about de-stigmatizing the disease of addiction so that individuals and their families get the treatment and support they need and are entitled to receive. Babs changes the lecture topic every session, so it’s never the same class twice.

Conversational Family Support Group

Parents, adult siblings, and spouses need an emotional outlet when their loved one is in active addiction. This is a traditional support group for people to voice their concerns and hear from other people in the same situation. You can come just to listen, or come to talk. The group runs for an hour, twice each month on Tuesday evenings from 7pm – 8pm. The group is monitored by: STM Director of Family Support Services, Ms. Suzanne Mix.

PO BOX 55, Buffalo, NY 14207   716.984.8375