Online support group facilitation

One of the biggest issues today is addiction to alcohol or drugs. For so many people, an important component of recovery can be support groups, in which members draw strength from sharing their struggles with others who face similar challenges.

Many congregations would like to start a recovery support group, but lack a group facilitator. Using the support group facilitation service through the Member Assistance Program, our substance abuse counselors can lead the group via a secure video connection. The facilitator can lead the group for eight 1-hour meetings and not only provide the initial structure for the group, but also train them to continue the group on their own. 

One pastor of a congregation noted, "Our congregation knew a support group would meet a need, but didn't know anything about how to start or run one. Christian Family Solutions helped us with advertising and start-up. The counselor used web-based video conferencing to meet with our group for eight weeks. He led the first few sessions, then observed and offered suggestions for the final sessions. Now we have several participants who know how to run a meeting on their own. The counselor is only a phone call away if we ever have issues or need advice."

The cost for the group facilitation service is the standard hourly fee for congregations. If you feel your church could benefit from a video support group led by a Christian Family Solutions counselor, please call 800.438.1772 to schedule your meetings. 

For the MAP Support Center, please call 800.438.1772 or e-mail the program coordinator at assistance@wlcfs.org.