The Ryan’s Hope Program

Ryan’s Hope is an 8 week, closed ended peer support group specifically for parents who have had a child die from substance abuse. The purpose of the group is to provide a place where parents can offer each other guidance, hope, understanding, and healing. The group is professionally facilitated and offered at no cost, so that no one is turned away because of financial limitations.


The Ryan’s Hope group typically meets for an 8 week session in the fall and also in the spring.  Participants of this group are encouraged to commit to the full 8 week session.


To learn how to join the group or for more information, please contact Kimberly Nelson, Director of On-Site Services at 610-687-5150 x1 or


The Ryan’s Hope Program was founded by the Monaghan family in 2012 in memory of Ryan Monaghan. 


In their own words…

When asked what was most helpful about the Ryan’s Hope Program, participants responded:

Being able to sit in a group with others who are going through the same thing I am.  Friends and family have been wonderful, but they don’t know how I feel.

Ryan’s Hope helps you connect with people who are suffering the same loss.