Program Spotlight - 10 Week Families Helping Families Sessions




Whether you are a family struggling with painful situations OR mental health issues, addiction, suicide is consuming your family, we’ve got something for you!


Learn “how to” approach difficult situations and have the family engaged in healthy, honest conversations.

23 years ago, conversations in our family involved yelling and were emotionally charged when faced with difficult situations.

Tip Toeing or walking on eggshells, fearful of conflict had us desperate to jump in to fix the situation.

No programs were available for the family, so we learned through trial and error changing what was not working.


Based on the success through lived experiences, Cool Family Solutions offers a program that gets to the root of a problem and format, without lecturing, gives the participants confidence to move forward with the tools given to them.  By weeks 6 & 7 there is a noticeable difference in family dynamics as a result of what was talked about during the program.


“This is a great program that I think is a game changer in mental health.”

-Anonymous Participant


Teaching families (weekly groups averaging 10- 15 people per night) at CMHA for most of 20 years  “how to” approach difficult situations to have positive results, changing the home environment from conflict to calmness.

Implementing group sessions for clients ( weekly averaging 8- 12 people) at Pathways to Housing over 4 years, engaged them in conversations to learn how to be more motivated to make changes. 


“I have done so much work to deal with my mom and this is the first time EVER I feel it has STUCK and I got true SUSTAINABLE results!”

-Jennifer Hooper




The only shame when struggling with conflict, mental health issues, addiction is not reaching out for help to change what is not working.

 Be proactive, it could save a life.


Cool Family Solutions with the support of Thumbs Up Foundation held 10 sessions for those who were ready to learn to improve strategies on how to engage in honest conversations about difficult situations.  Why 10 weeks?  We've tried and tested this program countless times and 10 weeks is what it takes for Families to start to see results, to feel connected with other family members, absorb tools and strategies and to feel hopeful for what the future holds. 


Do you struggle with:


  • Tip toeing or walking on egg shells?

  • Are you fearful of conflict or at a loss of what to say or do to help a family member?

  • Jumping in to fix situations not in your control?

  • Is there an absence of self care?


Learn how to overcome personal family struggles by learning from others with experience and success with this 10-Week Peer Support Program.

You will experience positive results by discovering:

  1. How to listen so others open-up to what is happening in their life

  2. How to respond and not react

  3. How to engage in healthy honest dialogues

  4. How to set good wholesome boundaries

  5. How to validate what is working to increase more positive behavior



"Stop the silence and concealing the pain. Start having honest conversations to calm the chaos."


Participants in these group sessions started a new chapter by doing something different.

One participant realized she couldn’t change her loved one, but she could change how she approached the situation.  It was an ‘Ah-Ha!’ moment.  When you change, eventually your loved one's behaviors will start to change too.


“By weeks 6 & 7 of Families Helping Families, there was such a difference in what we were talking about." - Anonymous Participant


Patience is needed!  10-weeks (20 hours) has proven it allows the process of change to happen and results to be seen. The result of effort put in empowers and motivates people to keep going! Families experience results and “how to” listen, so others open up to what is happening in their lives.

To hear and see a first hand account from a participant that took this program, please watch the link below!

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"I have done so much work to deal with my mom and this is the first time EVER I feel it has STUCK and I got true SUSTAINABLE results!"

Jennifer Hooper, Families Helping Families Participant

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