New Support Groups For FamiliesMarch 06, 2019
Community residents who have a family member struggling with a substance use disorder are encouraged to participate in a new support group, Among Friends. Starting March 20th, Among Friends will be held Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Elgin. The support group will be facilitated by a Renz Addiction Counseling Center’s substance use disorder counselor.
“Substance misuse can have a significant impact on family members,” said Renz Center’s Executive Director Jerry Skogmo. “Participating in a healthy support system can help spouses, partners, parents and siblings understand the complexities of addiction, while also getting support from others going through similar experiences.”
For more information, contact Nicole at Renz Center at (847) 742-3545 ext. 223, or visit www.RenzCenter.org. Among Friends is confidential; no reservations necessary. The First Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 256 E Chicago St in Elgin. Parking is provided, and attendees may enter the church off Chicago St, go downstairs and follow the hallway to the library.
The Among Friends Support Group is funded in part by a First Congregational United Church of Christ Missions grant.
Renz Center provides a continuum of care dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of addictive behaviors related to alcohol, drugs, and gambling. Services range from prevention programs for youth in the schools to outpatient treatment programs for adolescents and adults. Priority is given to pregnant women and women with dependent children. Offices are located in Elgin, St. Charles, and Streamwood.
Renz Addiction Counseling Center is licensed by the state of Illinois for its adult and adolescent outpatient treatment programs. Renz Center is a non-profit organization funded in part by the federal government, Elgin Township, the Illinois Department of Human Services, Hanover Township, Geneva, and St. Charles 708 Mental Health Boards and other local community organizations. To find out more about Renz Center’s programs, call 847-742-3545 or visit www.RenzCenter.org.Contact:Deb Howe, Director of Marketing & Development(847) 742-3545 ext 236