our mission: To promote the healthy development of children, families, and individuals through counseling, mentoring and support programs.

Community Partners:

We would like to introduce you to Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL). PAL is a support group of parents helping parents. We meet every Wednesday night, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. located at 1021 Fremont Ave. South Lake Tahoe, Ca 96150.

We offer education and support, at no charge, for parents who are dealing with a son or daughter suffering from addiction. Family members and friends who are 18 years and older are always welcome to attend.

Family members participating in the meetings will learn proven ways to help their loved one recover from addiction, primarily by focusing on their own education and growth. Thousands have been helped by PAL, and testimonies abound about loved ones seeking recovery once their family members learned how to help them in healthy ways.

According to recent research cited by the National Institute for Drug Abuse, opioid/heroin overdose deaths now exceed annual deaths from car crashes.  Calls for increased federal spending in the billions has been made to combat the issue of opioid/heroin abuse , with a recognition the issue has reached epidemic proportions in our country. Also noted in many studies are the vast majority of the prison population have been sentence due to drug related offenses.

Although PAL was informally in existence since 2006, PAL incorporated in Arizona as a non-profit in 2015 in hope to help expand PAL nationally. PAL vision is to help make meetings available to all parents of addicted loved ones.

We would be honored to have you as a community partner or attendee as we work together to address this epidemic that is tearing our families apart across our country. More information about the organization can be found at www.palgroup.org.

Thank you for any consideration in joining us in our mission and vision.


Marcella Araiza, MFTI
Dee Dee Gooding

PAL Facilitators


Every Wednesday Night,


at our

South Lake Tahoe Office