Resources for you and your family
We hope that during this challenging time, these resources will help support you and your family. There are many online support groups, meetings and resources available; this is a small sampling of where you can go for information. Resources are being posted and released every day on social media, websites and via email.
FOA Weekly Meetings POSTPONED
In response to Governor Mike DeWine and the CDC, FOA weekly support meetings will be cancelled for the next three weeks from Monday, March 16 — April 6 to respect the recommendations in halting the spread of coronavirus.
PLEASE CHECK BACK TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE NOT EXTENDED THIS DATE.
The safety of our families and the high-risk population are of utmost importance. We know how vital the support we offer is for so many of you, and we know that addiction does not take a break. If you are experiencing a crisis, please call your local crisis number, and if FOA can help in the meantime, contact your site director or text our founder at 937-307-5479. Stay safe and practice personal safety measures as outlined by the CDC. Check our Facebook page at FOA Families of Addicts, and our website, FOAfamilies.org, for updated information.
Clark County: Melanie 937-624-2304, Brad 937-624-2436
Montgomery County: Lori 937-307-5479
Tri-County: Cody 937-570-0118
Van Wert: Shane and Jennifer 419-203-0200
Since we are not holding weekly meetings for the next few weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, please use this resource as a form of education and support this week. Purchase the book and/or enroll in the course for free for the remainder of March.
The Miami Valley Warmline 937-528-7777
Operating Monday through Friday, between 11:00 am until 7:00 pm.
Montgomery County ADAMHS has partnered with Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley to bring the Miami Valley Warmline to the community.
The Miami Valley Warmline will provide free and confidential mental and behavioral health peer-support services to the community.
This warmline is a phone number people can call when seeking support or wanting to learn about behavioral health and recovery resources available locally. This differs from emergency hotlines as this line is not intended for emergency calls. The Miami Valley warmline also provides early intervention with emotional support that may prevent a crisis.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1 or call the Samaritan Behavioral Health Crisis Care line at (937) 224-4646.
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. With over 100 million messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need.
TAP United is a support system and advocacy group, comprised solely of members who have one or more children with the disease of addiction, and parents who have lost a child/adult child from this disease. We provide support for the parents that is focused on giving hope with the utmost emphasis on Self-Care, while navigating through the devastation that is caused by the disease of addiction.
In this uncertain time, we know that you may be concerned about keeping your families and your communities safe and healthy. We are dedicated to ensuring you have the support you need to address substance use and addiction – from prevention to recovery.
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