Find an ITC Support Group

About ITC Groups

ITC Community Groups are designed for people who care about someone struggling with substance use. These support groups give you space to express your thoughts, feelings, and struggles as you try to help your loved one, while actively teaching you ITC skills that we hope can improve your situation with your loved one who is struggling with substances(or other compulsive behaviors). This includes tools for understanding, communicating, and creating an environment that is supportive of change—all while making time for practice and self-compassion for group members.

What is the ITC?

The Invitation to Change is our “science and kindness” approach, using evidence-based methods that have been shown—in studies with real families—to be effective at helping people change. ITC groups are an alternative to support groups like Al-Anon, which are helpful to many families, but are not evidence-based. 

Directory

If you are interested in attending an ITC Group, check out our directory below. Groups are led by mental health professionals or community members who have completed our Level I Certification. Group leaders are not employed by CMC:FFC.

To join an open group, please click “Details” under “Membership”.

Invitation to Change Family Group

Cathy Hartman, Jordan Halle, and Maryann Rodino

Days/Times:
1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00pm

Who can join:
Family, friends, interested folks

How to join:
Email: [email protected]

Affiliated Organization:
Volusia Recovery Alliance

In-Person

Ormond Beach, FL

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Alternat+ves ITC Meeting

Dave James and Tina James

Days/Times:
Tuesdays and Sundays, 18.00 UK Time (1 pm ET)
(see schedule at https://www.alternat-i-ves.org/pages/calendar.html)
UK time zone

Who can join:
We tend to be parents focused as that is our lived experience, but everyone is welcome.

How to join:
Drop in at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81498967810
or email [email protected] for further information

Affiliated Organization:
Alternat+ves
https://www.alternat-i-ves.org

Virtual

UK

ITC Community Group - Cathy Taughinbaugh

ITC - Cathy Taughinbaugh

Cathy Taughinbaugh

Who can join:
Anyone

How to join:
contact Cathy Taughinbaugh
[email protected]

Affiliated Organization:
Cathytaughinbaugh.com

Virtual

N/A

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Thrive-White Bear Lake

Andrea Lemon

Days/Times:
Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
(CDT)

Who can join:
Anyone.

How to join:
contact Andrea Lemon
763-244-0496
[email protected]

Affiliated Organization:
Thrive Family Recovery and Resources
https://thrivefamilyrecoveryresources.org

In-Person

White Bear Lake, Minnesota

ITC Community Group - Oasis

ITC - Oasis Bethlehem

Tina Thomas

Days/Times:
-

Who can join:
Anyone.

How to join:
Email Tina at [email protected]
or visit oasisbethlehem.org

Affiliated Organization:
Oasis Community Center
oasisbethlehem.org

Hybrid

Bethlehem, PA

CFC Family Support Group

Susan Evans

Days/Times:
-

Who can join:
Any family member, but we mostly have parents and siblings.

How to join:
Email: [email protected]

Affiliated Organization:
CFC Loud N Clear
https://healingus.org/

In-Person

Farmingdale, NJ

Stronger Together, a TTI Family Partnership

Brenda Walker & Andrew Perkins

Days/Times:
Weekly on Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:30 PM ET

Who can join:
Anyone

Affiliated Organization:
Treatment Trends, Inc.

How to join:
Join via zoom with the following information:

Topic: ITC Support Group, Stronger Together a TTI Family Partnership
Time: Every week on Wednesday 06:00 - 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZAuduCgqDMrH9BcgVJ6LdeywkCMfUByeSwM/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGsrTojEtKdsRyDRpwIA4j4Xfzwplxcgvp_nxjTKXZ_ZgbvIelhH7RKMsHV

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84319868154?pwd=TUltQU5kL29saytmZ3dtVFhXenRlQT09

Meeting ID: 843 1986 8154
Passcode: STFP-ITC

Online

Bethlehem, PA

Invitation to Change Group

Meggan McEvoy, LCSW

Days/Times:
Tuesdays 6:45 pm-8:15 pm PT

Who can join:
Family and friends of loved ones with addiction

How to join:
Email: [email protected]
Link: https://www.twinflowercounseling.com/itc-group

Affiliated Organization:
Alano Club of Portland

Online

Portland, OR

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Downtown Moms

Julie Merberg

Days/Times:
Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30PM ET

Who can join:
This group is for parents of adolescents and young adults struggling with addiction.

How to join:
Reach out to me at [email protected]works.com and put "ITC GROUP" in the subject line.

Affiliated Organization:
None

Online

New York City

Invitation To Change Group

Heather Ross

Days/Times:
Group 1: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:30-9:00 pm EST (4:30-6:00 pm PST)

Group 2: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month 7:30-9:00 pm EST (4:30-6:00 pm PST)

Who can join:
The group will focus on parents supporting children, but anyone who wants to learn how to support a loved one that is struggling with substances is welcome.

How to join:
Use this link to sign up:
https://heatherrosscoaching.com/invitation-to-change-group/

Affiliated Organization:
Heather Ross Coaching

Online

N/A

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Invitation to Change Tri-Cities WA

Carol Strom

Days/Times:
Mondays at 7:00 PM, PST

Who can join:
Anyone

How to join:
Email Carol Strom at [email protected] for information.

Affiliated Organization:
None

Hybrid

Tri-Cities WA

Inspired Hearts ITC for Families

Barb Klein, Paula Browne, and Joanne Richards

Days/Times:
Wednesdays January 18 - May 10 (no session 2/22 or 4/5).

7:30-9 PM Eastern/4:30-6 PM Pacific/​6:30-8 PM Central

Who can join:
Family members who love someone with substance use issues

How to join:
Join via: https://www.inspiredpossibility.com/invitationtochange.html

Affiliated Organization:
None

Online

N/A

Invitation to Change Family Skills and Support Group

Lucinda Rowley

Days/Times:
Every second and fourth Monday at 5 pm Pacific Time.

Who can join:
Anyone

How to join:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnFx9tXf0Gk9yf_txrlrm7QWcvV-15ftx5jm2uyxDxlInErA/viewform

Hybrid

Mukilteo, Washington

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Hope Releasers

Melanie Ota

Days/Times:
Two sessions:

Tues at 10 am HST, and Wed at 6 pm HST

Who can join:
Women only

How to join:
Sign up for the next class at https://www.hopereleasers.com/renewed

Affiliated Organization:
None

Online

Hawaii

CRAFT Connect Family Support

Kristin Garbett

Days/Times:
-

Who can join:
Anyone

How to join:
Email: [email protected]tfs.com

Phone: 801-410-3440

Affiliated Organization:
USARA, Foundation for Recovery, New Roads Behavioral Health

craftconnectfs.com

Online

Farmingdale, NJ

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SMART Family & Friends (Ontario)

Pascale Hough

Days/Times:
Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30pm (EDT)

Who can join:
Anyone 18+

How to join:
Email Pascale at [email protected],
call Sandy Hill CHC (613-789-1500, 7 for reception and ask to speak with Zoe),
or via https://www.pleo.on.ca/where-to-find-us/

Affiliated Organization:
Sandy Hill Community Health Centre and Parents Lifeline's of Eastern Ontario (PLEO)

Virtual

N/A

Community Group-SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery Hope & Help for Family & Friends

Brenda Walker

Days/Times:
Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM ET

Who can join:
Adult family & friends who have a loved one struggling with any type of addictive behavior

How to join:

Members are welcome to show up in person at the address listed below, or they can join via Zoom.

Address: 429 E Broad St, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Zoom link: SMART Recovery Family & Friends

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85757999638?pwd=R0tFK09QZCtNUWlIcllBaURDbE43QT09

Meeting ID: 857 5799 9638
Passcode: SRF&F

Affiliated Organization:
Treatment Trends, Inc.

Hybrid

Bethlehem, PA

Community Group-SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery: Family and Friends

Gretchen Saari

Days/Times:
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm PST

Who can join:
Family members or friends

How to join:
Join via the SMART Recovery meeting website: https://meetings.smartrecovery.org/meetings/6713/

Affiliated Organization:
SMART Recovery

Virtual

Everett, WA

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Supporting Your Loved One

Pascale Hough

Virtual

N/A

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Thrive ITC

Kathi Waters

Virtual

N/A

Already running a group and want to be listed? Please contact Elliot Foote, our Program Manager at [email protected].

Interested in starting a group? Visit the Community Groups page.