Center for Families 2019-02-18T12:12:32-04:00

The Center for Families provides parent-to-parent support groups that offer guidance, education, and increased awareness of teen mental health and substance abuse struggles. We have all been in your shoes, and you are not alone.

In our parent support groups, parents who have had experience with these challenges provide guidance for other parents who are beginning their family’s healing journey. You will learn ways to walk your son or daughter through their struggles, and how to lead them by healthy example. We know this is just as hard on you as it is on them.

Parent support groups at the Center for Families are open to all parents, grandparents or other adults caring for someone who is struggling with substance use or mental health challenges. There is no requirement that your son or daughter attend any programs at the Center for Families. Our parents have kids of all ages – from teens to older adults.

You’ll find times and descriptions for our parent support groups below.


101 Phoenixville Pike
Malvern, PA 19355

foundations for parents

Every Monday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

  • For parents of children struggling with substance use and related disorders

  • Designed to help parents of children who are in treatment, therapy or in recovery

  • Emphasis is on support through transitional stages of treatment, relapse and recovery

  • Veteran parents provide insight about what worked for them and what didn’t work

  • Outcome: Finding connection through the shared experience with other parents who understand what we are experiencing

Meetings are free of charge. A donation basket is passed at the meeting.

serenity for parents

Every Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

  • This support group is for parents of children with mental health or emotional/behavioral challenges.

  • Emphasis is on navigating healthy boundaries, facing stigma, self-care, and adapting parental expectations.

  • Our connection with one another helps us to feel understood in an environment that is free of judgment, and filled with compassion and support.

  • Outcome: Finding support and understanding about the unique challenges of parenting a child who might be depressed, anxious, or acting out.

Meetings are free of charge. A donation basket is passed at the meeting.