community care: empower. advocate. reduce harm. heal.
WHY WE EXIST:
To stop intergenerational cycles of trauma, mental illness, and substance use disorder in families exposed to the stress and stigma of a parent's substance use.
Two essential truths that currently co-exist:
1. 18-20% of Canadian children are experiencing the adverse effects of their parent's unhealed trauma and subsequent substance use, which is compounded by the stigma of mental illness and substance use disorder.
2. Many parents with a substance use disorder do not have adequate support that could enable their healing and promote healthier substance use.
WE ARE DETERMINED TO ENSURE THAT EVERY CHILD WHO HAS BEEN IMPACTED BY THE STIGMA OF A PARENT'S PROBLEMATIC SUBSTANCE USE IS SUPPORTED TO USE THEIR RESILIENCE TO HEAL.
A message from our founder
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New Report is out!
Starlings Community's FIRST report is out, which is the first of its kind in Canada, highlighting the harm imposed on children who are exposed to the STIGMA of a parent's drug or alcohol use.
OUR NEW GUIDE IS OUT!
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