Support Groups

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Chester County Groups for Addiction Disorders

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    (215) 923-7900

    Southeastern PA Intergroup- membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.

  • Celebrate Recovery

    A biblically balanced approach to help bring sustainable recovery and healing to our hurts.

    Meetings listed on the website

  • Marijuana Anonymous

    Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.

    Virtual meetings throughout the U.S. are listed on the website.

  • Narcotics Anonymous

    (215) 629-6757

    Greater Philadelphia Region- a fellowship of people for whom drugs had become a major problem.

  • SMART Recovery

    At its self-empowering, free mutual support meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction using scientifically validated methods.

    Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm

    Offices of Springfield Psychological
    770 East Market Street
    West Chester, PA, 19380

  • Other Support Groups in Chester County

    In addition to the recovery support groups listed above, many private behavioral therapists and addiction counseling practices offer support groups and group therapy sessions, at various price points. You can access a directory of Chester County private support groups by visiting Psychology Today.

Chester County Groups for Loved Ones

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families

    A twelve-step program for adults who grew up in dysfunctional homes.

  • Al-Anon Family Groups

    (215) 222-5244

    Al-Anon of the Delaware Valley- here to help anyone whose life is or has been adversely affected by someone else’s drinking. Includes Alateen meetings.

  • Be a Part of the Conversation Parent Partnership

    (267) 629-2214

    Engages parents, families, and caregivers of those impacted by addiction through a network of support groups—in person and virtual— led by compassionate volunteers with lived experience.

  • Caron Parent and Family Groups

    St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
    104 South Village Ave
    Exton, Pa 19341

    Contact Larry

    Designed to meet the needs of those with loved ones who are currently in treatment, are using alcohol and/or drugs in a problematic manner or are in recovery.

  • Celebrate Recovery

    A biblically balanced approach to help bring sustainable recovery and healing to our hurts. Loved ones welcome.

  • Christ’s Healing Hands

    St. Joseph Parish
    460 Manor Avenue
    Downingtown, PA 19335

    A substance abuse ministry prayer service. Meetings:

    • 1st Sunday at 7pm (Addiction Prayer Service)
    • 3rd Sunday at 7pm (Finding Christ Spirituality & the 12 Steps)
  • Cornerstone Addiction Recovery

    426 West Gay Street
    West Chester, PA 19382

    Rich Mollica (610) 809-9641

  • Foundations for Parents

    Contact Bill (610) 716-5608

    Peer-facilitated education program for parents of children struggling with substance use and related disorders. Learn about addiction and recovery from a parent’s perspective, with emphasis on exploring solutions.

  • Gam-Anon

    Gam-Anon is a 12-step self-help fellowship of men and women who have been affected by the gambling problem of another.

  • Grandfamilies Support Groups

    Jenna Giersch (610) 344-5770
    Shandell Quinones (610) 344-5670 

    Government Services Center
    601 Westtown Road, Room 250
    West Chester, PA 19382

  • Kacie’s Cause

    Parkesburg Baptist Church
    103 West Street
    Parkesburg, PA 19365

    Contact Betsy

    Support group for friends and families of addicted loved ones.

  • Main Line Parent Support Group

    St. Thomas Rosemont Chapel Auditorium
    1229 E Lancaster Ave
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

    Meetings: every Wednesday 7:00-8:30 pm
    Contact or

  • Malvern Recovery Oriented Community

    Malvern’s ROC empowers families to develop healthy boundaries, identify recovery next-steps, and connect with other resources. ROC is a dynamic, state-of-the-art tool utilizing texting, online support, and phone calls.

    Contact (610) 802-2468 or

  • Mar-Anon

    Mar-Anon is a fellowship of those affected by another person’s marijuana use.

    Different types of virtual meetings are listed on the website.

  • Nar-Anon

    A 12-step support group for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to them.

  • Parenting Prodigals/Mending Hearts

    95 West Devon Drive
    Downingtown, PA 19335

    2nd & 4th Monday of each month- 7:00-9:00 pm
    Cindy Wanamaker (484) 753-2604

  • PRO-ACT Chester County

    16 Mystic Lane, Suite 100
    Malvern, PA 19335 (800) 221-6333

    PRO-ACT offers a three-week Family Education Program for family members age 14 and older who have loved ones struggling with substance use disorder.

  • SMART Recovery for Family & Friends

    Meetings provide concerned significant others the tools they need to effectively support their loved one, without supporting the addictive behavior.

    Virtual meeting occurs Thursdays, 7pm-8:30pm EST

    Questions to:
    Cassandra-, 516-984-3756

    Join Zoom Meeting:
    Meeting ID: 993 2707 6995


Chester County Groups for Grief

  • A Brother’s Love Sibling Support

    First Tuesday of each month beginning September 1, 2023 at 7:30pm

    A live, online support group which is professionally facilitated to help surviving siblings navigate sibling loss.

  • A Haven

    623 North Pottstown Pike
    Exton, PA 19341
    (484) 716-1807

    Offers free grief support groups and resources for families with children, teens, and young adults (ages 3-25) who have experienced the death of someone they know.

  • Family Lives On

    582 Wharton Blvd
    Exton, PA 19341
    (610) 458-1690

    Supporting children whose mother or father has died

  • For Jonathan’s Sake

    A therapeutic grief support group for parents who have lost a child to the disease of addiction.


Compass Mark does not specifically endorse the support groups on this website, but is merely making a comprehensive list available to the general public.