Family Support Groups

All programs are open to everyone. You do not need to be an NSMC patient.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Group

A free support group for grandparents raising grandchildren. This is a drop-in group, no registration required. Group meets the first Monday of the month from 11 – noon in the Family Resource Center at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center (4th floor).  Facilitated by Elizabeth Yourgrau, MA, MSW, LICSW  Call 978.354.2660 for more information.

G.R.A.S.P., Grief Recovery after a substance passing

This peer group is open to anyone who has lost a family member or loved one to fatal overdose. Meets the first Thursday of the month, 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Davenport 101 conference room at NSMC Salem Hospital. Call 781.593.5224 or email with questions.  

Learn to Cope North Shore, living with a loved one's addiction

This peer family support group is for adults living with a loved one with a drug addiction. Meets every Thursday from 7 –8:30 p.m. at Davenport 101 at NSMC Salem Hospital Contact Elizabeth Yourgrau or visit the Learn To Cope web site.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programs

Training and practice in mindfulness, meditation, and mindful hatha yoga. We have programs for

Mood Disorders Support Group

This is a drop-in group (no registration required). Parents share strategies, resources, guidance and support with other parents seeking behavioral health and wellness for their children. Meets the second Wednesday of every month, 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the Family Resource Center at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center (4th floor). Facilitated by Patty Gardner-Goodof, MSW, LICSW. For more information please contact Ivette Thomson at 978.354.2670.

Parents Helping Parents

Parent to parent support, which follows the statewide model.  Group meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 11 - 12 noon at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center (4th floor). Free, confidential and anonymous. Call 1.800.882.1250 to get a referral. See our website or call us at 978.354.2670 for more information.