Online Support Programs


The BALM Family Recovery Program

This three-part method and comprehensive one-year program can be used to empower up to four family members to become crucial supporters of recovery and find peace for themselves in the process. Read more here.


FamilyRx is a resource that helps family members impacted by addiction, substance use disorder, and mental health issues by providing encouragement, evidence based practices, guidance, compassion and science to foster whole family healing and support recovery. Families can sign up to watch presentations given by experts that further inform and support families on their path to healing.  Find out more here.

Washington and Baltimore Region Free Parent / Family Support


Free open programs sponsored by professional organizations:



Open to all parents whose children of any age are afflicted by a substance use disorder 


  • 1st & 3rd Monday of each month:  7 pm. HERNDON,VA  Floris United Meth. Church, 13600 Frying Pan Rd, Herndon. Room 222. Contacts: Theresa Stultz, 703-283-4180 and Sarah McDade  703-217-1441.


  • 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month:  7 pm BETHESDA, MD at Caron Treatment Center’s regional office, 7315 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 790 East (Bethesda Crossing Bldg).  Use East Lobby elevator. Contact: Alexandra Alba:  240-678-4000


  • 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month:  7 pm FALLS CHURCH,VA. Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 225 East Broad St., Falls Church,VA  22046. Contact: Sarah McDade, 703-217-1441,


  • Wednesdays:  7 pm TOWSON, MD. Offices of Maryland Addiction Recovery Center, 6800 LaSalle Rd., Suite 212, Carroll Bldg. Contact: Sharon Olszewski at,  (h) 410-893-1661 (c) 410-459-9017




  • MONDAY, 7 p.m. Nar-Anon,“Meaningful Mondays”, Galilee United Methodist Church, 45425 Winding Road, Sterling, VA Fellowship Hall, side entrance

  • TUESDAY, 7 pm. Virginia Hospital Center OP. 601 South Carlin Springs Rd. Arlington, VA 22204. Contact Michael Bohman, 703-558-6750.


  • TUESDAY, 7:30 pm. Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courthouse, 4110 Chain Bridge Rd., 

       Fairfax-room 201.1. For parents & custodians of MINORS seeking help finding 

       information, gaining insight or regaining control of the child’s behavior. Sponsored by 

       Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court. 703-246-2495.

  • WEDNESDAY, 5-6:15 p.m. Tenley Recovery Community and Family Support Group. First Wednesday of each month is open to the public. First room on the right. 4335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington DC


  • WEDNESDAY, 6-7 pm. PHOENIX HOUSE CONCERNED PERSONS GROUP. Phoenix House Counseling Center Training Room, 200 N. Glebe Rd. Suite 104 Arlington VA, 22203 **Can be attended online at or on the phone at 267-507-0008 (Access code/Meeting ID: 334 892 766)

  • 1st & 3rd WEDNESDAY, 7-8:30 p.m. Turnbridge Support Group. River Farm parlor, 7931 E.Boulevard Drive, Alexandria. Contact Jon Feldman 443-243-3446. Meet twice a month.

  • THURSDAY, 6:30-8 p.m. Family Education Program. Northstar Community Church, 563 Southlake Boulevard, Richmond VA 23236 Contact: Alison B. at 804-216-9433.

  • THURSDAY, 7 p.m. Nar-Anon “Serenity Thursdays.” Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20175 Downstairs Lounge.

  • SATURDAY, 9:30 a.m. Aquila Family Resilience Program 5100 Wisconsin Ave., NW Wash DC, Suite 307. Contact 202-244-1600.

  • SATURDAY, 10:30 a.m. Westside Al-Anon, Westside Club, 1341 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington DC 20007 (Georgetown) Bank of America Bldg. Iron Staircase on Left, 2nd Floor.



Regional websites for meeting times/locations for families





  • Families Anonymous:




Virginia Twelve Step Meetings Focusing on Parents


  • SUNDAY: 6pm Parents AFG, Downtown Baptist Church, 212 South Washington St. Alexandria. - Alateen meeting at 5:30. Use Duke St. entrance.


  • TUESDAY : 7:30 pm-8:45 pm Powerless Parents, Ravensworth Baptist Church, 5100 

       Ravensworth Dr., Annandale. Young Persons AA at 8:30 same building


  • FRIDAY: 8:30 pm Recovering Parents, Centreville United Methodist Church, 6400 

       Old Centerville Rd., Centerville Rm. 208, 2nd floor.



  • MONDAY 8pm: Families Anonymous meeting: 8 pm Little River United Church of Christ, 

       8410 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003. Enter door at far left. Caution on 

       steps in dark seasons. Room 7 or 8.



Montgomery County / Washington Area 



  • SUNDAY 6:30 pm All but The First Sunday Takoma Parents Al-Anon Family Group. Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St., Takoma Park. At Cedar and Carroll. Enter at front. If late, use bell. Small parking lot in back. Metro Station in one block. Other nearby parking.


  • MONDAY 8:30 pm Suburban Parent Al-Anon Family Group. Suburban Hospital Addiction Treatment Center, 6001 Montrose Rd., Rockville, Suite 102, Ground Floor, entrance in rear.






This List Updated May 23, 2019.

For the most up-to-date list contact Sarah McDade 703-217-1441

​​Call us:


for TTP/TTY dial 771

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 9282, Reston, VA 20195

© 2016-2018 by The Chris Atwood Foundation