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Support Groups 

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Support Groups

Get help with questions or concerns about your child or loved one's

possible or confirmed use or abuse of substances.

Our support groups are open, free and all are welcome.

 Parent Connection can offer help and guidance to those struggling with issues of substance abuse. For information or referrals, please call (203) 270-1600. Calls are strictly confidential. You will be directed to other agencies and services available, as appropriate.

We offer the following weekly support groups:

Hope & Support Group 

A weekly gathering for parents and caregivers with children or loved one's affected by substance use/abuse. The groups are facilitated  by a licensed therapist and provide a confidential venue to receive information and support concerning how to handle their child's or loved one's suspected or confirmed use of substances.  

Milford Hope & Support Group

Mondays 7-9 pm 71 River St. Milford, CT

Meets in person each Monday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. 

Park behind building and enter through the RED door.

For further information, please contact Dorrie at 203 270-1600.

Middlebury Hope & Support Group

Tuesdays  7 pm- 9 pm at 1263 West Street, Middlebury, CT

Meets in person each Tuesday at the St. John's of the Cross.


For further information, please contact Dorrie at 203 270-1600.

Newtown Hope & Support Group

Thursdays from 7 - 9 pm at 2 Washington Square, Newtown, CT.

Meets in person each Thursday at the offices of the Parent Connection. 

For further information, please contact Dorrie at 203 270-1600

Bereavement Group 

 A compassionate venue for those who have lost a child or loved one due to substance abuse or catastrophic circumstances.

Monthly Bereavement Group

First Wednesday of the month 7-8:30 pm

 2 Washington Square, Newtown, CT

The Bereavement group will meet in-person in the Lecture Room at Parent Connection. For further information please contact Dorrie at 203-270-1600 

Get help with questions or concerns about your child's or loved one's possible or confirmed use or abuse of substances.

Our support groups are open, free and all are welcome. Donations are always appreciated.


Our Newtown Hope & Support group is being supported by the generosity of Newport Academy.  Newport Academy is a series of evidence-based healing centers for adolescents and families struggling with mental health issues, eating disorders, and substance abuse. We offer a compassionate, family-systems approach, providing gender-specific, holistic programs that encompass clinical therapy, academic support, and experiential practices. Our primary mission is to empower teens and restore families.

Meet the Facilitators

Tim Morris, CADC

With over 15 years of experience, Tm specializes in working with resistant teenagers and their families who are battling subtance abuse, anxiety and depression. 

Intervention focus on:

    Adolescents struggling with addiction and mental health

    Anxiety, Depression, ADHD

    Parental consultation addressing substance abuse

    Referral to treatment

    Resistant teens avoiding supports


Linda Jones, LMFT, MS, RD

Linda has been a licensed therapist in the mental health field for over twenty five years, helping clients in their process of healing. As a Nutrition Therapist and more recently, a Marriage and Family Therapist, she has worked with individuals, couples and families to support change, health and recovery. Linda meets clients where they are at, in a supportive and emotionally focused approach with empathy and compassion for growth.

Linda facilitates the monthly bereavement groups at Parent Connection to provide group members support during all stages of loss, in a safe loving space. The group explores thoughts, feelings and monthly topics to examine grief and loss with an extremely loving group that understands. Bereaved parents and family need support to heal, refocus and reclaim a new and different life.  

Linda has had the privilege of facilitating the bereavement group in honor of her son Tyler, who had autism and passed away in 2009.  


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Daniel Mosner, Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAC

Individuals and families seek out a therapist for a variety of reasons. Their commitment to the therapeutic process is driven by respect, empathy and trust. These core values carry the highest priority in Daniel's clinical work and are essential elements of effective therapy. His commitment to compassionate effective treatment for each client is unwavering and in constant consideration.

He is a certified counselor that has been working with individuals and families as a therapist for over 15 years. While his academic focus and certification is in addiction counseling its practical application involves the resolution of a wide range of mental health, personal and interpersonal challenges.

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