Special Families Programming

The Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse, Inc.’s mission is to reduce the impact of alcohol and other drug abuse in our community by providing education, prevention, intervention and referral services. 

Incorporated in 1969, the agency carries out this mission in the following ways:

Special Families Programming assists families during times of crisis and to control the direction of their lives.

  • I Am Special – Established in the 1980s as a project of the Hope Council, participants attend due to a loved one's substance abuse. There is programming for elementary-aged children, middle school- and high school-aged youth, and adults. These free programs are six weeks long and can be held at the Hope Council or in off-site locations.
  • Loved Ones Group-  A series for adult family, friends, and others who are concerned about a loved one’s alcohol or other drug use. The groups focus on educating loved ones on how to identify addiction and develop effective approaches to really help the person with a substance use disorder.  
  • Family Recovery Coach – In this program, a Family Recovery Coach meets with concerned family members to provide education about addiction, which includes illness management and recovery, and support, which includes supporting and enhancing the client's goal for recovery, effective communication techniques and rewarding recovery.                                                                                                                                                                              
  • Supervised Visitation – This program provides monitored, supervised, or therapeutic/supportive visitation services for parents whom the courts have determined should be observed while interacting with their children. The cost for this program is a one-time administrative fee of $50 and an additional fee of $20 per hour for supervised visitation/$30 per hour for therapeutic/supportive visitation. Fees for monitored visitation are based on the times of the visits and are $10 per visit or $20 per hour. (Rates are subject to change.) Supervised Visitation hours are offered at times that are convenient to families we serve, such as evenings and weekends.