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Hope and Healing

for Children and Families of South Boston

1 in 4 children live in families with a parent/caregiver suffering with an alcohol or substance use disorder. These children are so often the first hurt and last helped, yet the impact of living in a household with addiction can be lifelong. Children are desperate for the support and understanding that can bring them hope and healing.


This project aims at creating safe spaces for community based approaches to this important work. Young people are able to learn about substance use disorders in age-appropriate ways, and that there are safe people who can help them grow and thrive despite a parent/caregiver's substance use disorder.

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July 24-28, 2023


Ages 8-17

Camp COASA (Children of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse) at RFK Community Alliance and the Laboure Center are co-hosting a week-long summer program for children living with the stress of alcohol and/or other substance-use disorders at home or within the family.


There is no cost to attend the program.

Please contact Maureen McGlame to sign up:


Film Series at SBPL

We are hosting two film features this summer in partnership with South Boston Public Library. All are welcome, especially those interested in a discussion about living well as we heal from trauma and substance use concerns.


Event dates: July 13 at 5:30-7:00 PM & August 13 at 5:30-7:00 PM

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Support for Children

Join our Celebrating Families! educational series this fall! Click here for more information.

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