WH Restore: Relationships

Substance abuse and addiction takes a toll on family dynamics: trust is eroded, communication is weakened, and relationships are seemingly frayed beyond repair. Family members who experience a loved one struggling with a substance use disorder often endure a host of painful emotions and feelings of hopelessness. These challenges are addressed in the following WH Restore programs designed to provide support, guidance, and encouragement to individuals in recovery as well as their families:

Family Support Program

In partnership with NuHope Service, Welcome House offers a whole-person, whole-family approach to substance use and recovery. Residents are joined by family members in these weekly group settings. The program provides practical and effective tools to help family members learn how to heal from the effects of a loved one’s addiction. Families can work through the chaos of addiction, understand how to set healthy boundaries, gain new communication skills, and begin to rebuild trusting relationships.


How to Cope* Program

How to Cope is a seven-session course for adult family members and friends impacted by a loved one’s substance use. How to Cope helps participants overcome the related physical, psychological and social effects and build a healthy life for themselves.

How to Cope is recognized by the National Association of State Alcohol/Drug Abuse directors as an evidence-based program proven to strengthen relationship skills and increase resiliency. 

*This program is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19; please reach out if you would like to be notified when it resumes.