Each new day brings hope.


CPFHR is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) academic-community partnership dedicated to helping the hidden victims of addiction, also known as substance use disorder (SUD).

Children, families, and caregivers affected by someone else's addiction, such as a parent’s SUD, often experience a chaotic lifestyle. They live with shame, isolation and fear; financial instability; food and housing insecurity; domestic violence; mental illness; and more.


Families often don’t know how to find the help available to them. We aim to help bridge the gap between children and their caregivers and the resources they need.  

We believe that:

  • It's possible for the person with SUD to recover and for the family to heal.

  • It's possible to provide resources and support to help children and families thrive despite parental SUD.

  • Together we can create and sustain compassionate community pathways to family health and recovery.


Addiction is a family disease that impacts each family differently.  Every family has their own story. 

Here, in their own words, are true stories from people whose lives have been changed by addiction. 
Names and some identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals. 


3 years old

Leaving Keisha at daycare is heart wrenching. She clings to Grandma...


15 months old

When he awoke this morning...


I had to abandon the tough love approach to save my son…

  • Community-based participatory research to better understand the experiences and needs of children and their caregivers

  • Harm reduction, including Narcan training to prevent overdose deaths

  • Improving continuity of care by developing partnerships to bridge gaps in services for individuals with SUD and their families

  • Family support, including development of a family support group curriculum and a caregiver “toolkit”

Current Projects

Resources for Families