The mission of The C.A.R.E.S. Group is to provide education, support, resources and hope for communities, families, and individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction.

Substance abuse and addiction affect not only the individual, but entire families. The C.A.R.E.S. Group promises to provide a confidential outlet for parents and other concerned family members or friends to discuss issues regarding a loved one’s suspected or confirmed use of mind-altering substances & obtain resources for recovery. Call us for one-on-one guidance or to connect with one of our peer-to-peer “Hope & Support” groups.

The C.A.R.E.S. Group, founded by a mother and her son, is a direct response to the increase in substance abuse, overdoses, and deaths of young people in local communities. They felt first-hand the devastating impact of addiction on the entire family. In their personal struggles, which span over a decade, they discovered a lack of available resources for parents and other affected family members.

The founders learned people affected by addiction often remain silent, paralyzed by stigma. C.A.R.E.S. focuses on building each person’s courage and strength. Healing begins through the process of connecting individuals together that seek understanding and guidance regarding the disease of addiction and its negative effects. Hope begins as C.A.R.E.S. offers solution-based resources and treatment options.

WHO WE HELP


INDIVIDUALS

FAMILIES

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The C.A.R.E.S. Group co-founders, Donna and Matt DeLuca, know addiction and its damaging effects on a very personal level. Through experience they learned that when a loved one is afflicted with substance use disorder, families suffer significantly and silently, reluctant to share their thoughts and feelings. Their own guilt, shame, and the accompanying stigma kept everyone in their own family sick. On parallel journeys of addiction and recovery, they identified a critical need for affected individuals to build resilience within themselves: Matt as a recovering addict and Donna as his mother who was once hopelessly “addicted to his addiction”. As they connected with others who were similarly affected, they each found comfort in knowing that they were not alone. For over fifteen years, Donna has seen evidence that establishing these connections begins a process of helping families develop life-changing patterns of behavior, allowing them to seek guidance and support for themselves, and enabling them to take the first step in evaluating and accessing effective treatment solutions for their loved ones. By sharing their story without shame, they have found others become enabled and empowered to reach out for help.