Boundaries Family and Friends Support Group, located in Richmond, B.C., provides a safe and inclusive space for individuals, family members and friends of addicted loved ones to meet as a group each week and find comfort, support and guidance from one another. 


An addiction can destroy families as much as it destroys the addicted individual. Living with an addict is heartbreaking, exhausting and confusing, and can often lead to feelings of isolation and hopelessness. Family members and friends of every generation find themselves trapped in a cycle of trying to help their addicted loved ones while sacrificing their own well-being.  Boundaries Family and Friends Support Group, located in Richmond, B.C., provides a safe and inclusive space for individuals who share similar challenges to meet as a group each week and find comfort, support and guidance from one another.



Facilitated by an experienced clinical counselor, this weekly group provides a non-judgmental forum for individuals, family members and friends of addicted loved ones, such as yourself, to address substance abuse and the deep and lasting impact it is having on your life. You will have the opportunity to share your story, hear the stories of others, learn to set boundaries in your relationship with the addicted person, and begin to gain the strength required to maintain your mental and emotional health and well-being, all within a safe and supportive atmosphere,


While we are located in Richmond, BC, we welcome individuals 18 years old and over, from all over Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.  



If you have an affected partner or spouse


If you have an affected child who is a teenager or adult


If you have an affected loved one who is an immediate family member or not


If you have an affected loved one who is a friend or coworker

We Meet Every


6:00 – 7:30 PM

Studio D’Arte
Steveston Industrial Park
(across from The Arts Conservatory @ Unit 5)
12431 No. 2 Road, Richmond BC V7E2G3


The group is suitable for any individual 18 years and older impacted by a loved one’s addiction. You may be the addicted person’s

      • – spouse/partner
      • – adult child
      • – sibling
      • – parent/grandparent
      • – family member
      • – friend

We also welcome you to attend together with other family members and friends if you are all affected.

Boundaries meetings often begin by supporting members who are experiencing the most urgent challenges. The format also includes a safe and open dialogue and discussion where members are welcome to share their current feelings, struggles and stories. While giving advice is discouraged, we hope members can find support, comfort and a sense of community in shared experiences. The facilitator will often bring printed material with insightful information on specific but related topics as a means providing a theme for the evening.

Boundaries weekly support meetings:

    • – Provide support, comfort and help in time of crisis
    • – Help members establish personal boundaries
    • – Reinforce positive coping behaviours
    • – Are a forum to safely address feelings of anger, worry, sadness, hurt and guilt and share challenges and struggles
    • – Create an avenue for sharing information, ideas and resources (helpful ‘feedback’ vs. advice-giving)
    • – Give members the opportunity to “feel less alone” and find comfort in friendships of other members with shared experiences
    • – Provide regular educational material in both written form and by means of a series of guest speakers.  

Boundaries is currently facilitated by June Wasnick, a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has many years of experience as a counsellor, Pastoral Care Coordinator, seminar and workshop leader and group facilitator, with a particular interest in helping people through issues of trauma, grief, loss and life transitions, and the enabling behaviours that often afflict family members and friends of those with substance addiction.  

The first meeting you attend is complimentary.  However, for any subsequent meetings, a donation of $5 per meeting attended is appreciated.

There is never an obligation to share at any time. We strive to create a safe and comfortable space for all our members in which sharing is always encouraged but never required. You are more than welcome to attend just to listen and only share or participate in the discussion when you feel comfortable and ready to. 

While you are not obligated to attend every meeting, you will derive the most benefit from regular weekly attendance whenever possible.  It is good to remember that the purpose of the group is not to help ‘fix’ your addicted loved one, but rather to assist you to take care of yourself, to learn to set boundaries that will protect you emotionally, mentally and physically and to support YOU in your journey as an impacted individual.

We are happy you are considering attending the Boundaries Family and Friends Support Group. To inquire about attending your first meeting, please contact us by email at info@boundariesgroup.ca or leaving a message at (604)619-1772. Someone will contact you shortly and discuss briefly (to your level of comfort) your situation and needs. This will enable us to determine if the group would be a good fit for you and will also allow us to provide answers to any other questions you may have. The facilitator always appreciates knowing in advance if a new person will be attending so that she can prepare an introductory package of materials for you. Please be assured that your attendance is confidential and your privacy will always be respected.


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Boundaries Family and Friends Support Group

Address: 12431 No. 2 Road, Richmond


Phone: 604-619-1772


In order to assess the suitability of the group for your circumstances and to ensure your comfort, please contact us by email or to call us at 604-619-1772 prior to attending for the first time.

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