Family Support Programs

The Family Support Program assists family members distressed by their loved one’s alcohol and substance use issues.

We support families with a loved one in addiction

The Buttery’s Family Support Program (FSP) has been operating since 2009. The program is made possible by the generous support of benefactors.

Since 2017, the Portland House Foundation has been a major benefactor of the Family Support Program.

Families, especially parents, can experience deep, long-term trauma due to a loved one’s substance use issues.

The Family Support Program assists family members distressed by their loved one’s alcohol and substance use issues.

Program Overview

The Family Support Program provides counselling services. Frameworks used for this program include:

Referrers to the FSP primarily comprise of family members of participants in The Buttery’s residential programs including the Therapeutic Community (TC) and Maintenance to Abstinence program (MTA). During 2021, more than 40% of The Buttery’s referrals came from families.

The Family Support Program is free of charge.

“This is a brilliant service to help families with a loved one in addiction.”