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Children of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (COASA)

Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps is a leader in child welfare and juvenile justice, operating a number of programs and services for at-risk youth and families. Programs include community based initiatives, residential treatment and juvenile justice programs.  RFK Children’s Action Corp partners with national organizations and state agencies to use proven methods and develop new ways to advance practices in the care of those most vulnerable. They help individuals and families overcome difficult challenges and situations by providing the tools and skills they need to heal, grow, and thrive.  A program of RFK Children’s Action Corps, Children of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (COASA) supports children of alcoholism and substance abuse by advocating for them in community forums and developing appropriate supportive educational groups for them throughout Boston. COASA facilitates school and community-based prevention/intervention services, adapting them to the particular needs of the children served.  The program offers resources to the children regardless of whether the parents are in treatment, including:   Individual, family and group counseling; support groups; and advocacy in the community.

Boston, MA