Family Resources

Access Services CHESCO LIFE Program (Family Support Services) -  If you need assistance understanding how to best help  your child and where to get started; or if you need help navigating the child-serving systems in Chester County; or if you could just use the support of another parent who has been through a similar situation.

GRANDFamily Connections of Chester County - a county-wide program that provides information and assistance to both informal and formal kinship families and connects them with specialized services designed to support their unique needs. All services are free. 

Chester County Medication Collection Boxes - Free and anonymous way to dispose of unwanted, unused, and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications.

National Institute of Mental Illness (NAMI) - Chester County chapter

 Chester County support groups- various locations

 NAMI Basics- Family Education program

PRO-ACT Chester County Chapter - Pennsylvania Recovery Organization - Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) is a grassroots advocacy and recovery support initiative of The Council covering Southeastern Pennsylvania. PRO-ACT works to reduce the stigma of addiction, ensure the availability of adequate treatment and recovery support services, and to influence public opinion and policy regarding the value of recovery.

PRO-ACT Family Education Program - A free program facilitated by trained volunteers who have been through the same situation, this information and education-support program gives the participants the tools they need to address addiction in the family constructively and begin their own process of healing and recovery.

Kacie’s Cause - An organization consisting of businesspersons and concerned parents seeking to educate our communities of the widespread use of Heroin, substance use disorders, and to suggest resources that may provide treatment and recovery support.

Caron Foundation - West Chester area parent support groups- These weekly support groups for parents whose families are impacted by alcohol and drug abuse and related behaviors of their children.

Trans-Parent Support Group - support for families of a transgender, or gender questioning child or young adult

LGBTQ+ Substance Abuse Resources - information and resources related to substance abuse among people who identify as LGBTQ+

A Family Guide to Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice System - If your child is in the juvenile justice system, this guide is for you. This guide was written by a team of family advocates and juvenile justice practitioners. They created this guide to help you understand Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system and be better prepared to work closely with juvenile justice staff to promote positive outcomes for your child.