Over 130 Moms Use Online Community ‘The Stream’ To Find Support
Seattle, WA – The Stream Community, a private, paid membership for moms of teens and young adults with substance use issues has seen significant growth since its launch in 2020 and is adding resources and services to meet the demand.
“Our community launched during the challenges of COVID and it’s clear that moms who have kids struggling with substance use and mental health issues need ongoing connection, education, and support, even as our world opens up again,” said Brenda Zane, founder of the community.
Hosted on a private platform outside of Facebook, The Stream is a confidential and safe space for its members to connect with others who share the experience of having an at-risk son or daughter. With a focus on self-care, positive psychology, and the healing power of community, The Stream currently serves over 130 women in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
To meet the growing demand and provide a high-touch, boutique-level experience for members, Zane has added a roster of Advisor members, a Community Director and a second annual retreat. “Our members are professional, highly educated, passionate women who are thirsty for education and connection during their most challenging times. We provide that through group calls, live chats, workshops, and in-person events and retreats. We see these frazzled, stressed-out moms re-gain confidence, create lasting friendships and start to enjoy life again, even if their child is currently struggling,” said Cathy Cioth, whose role as Community Director grew from her own personal experience.
Zane and Cioth have both parented children through the difficulties of mental health and substance misuse issues and offer membership in The Stream as a way to give back as they themselves recover. The pair believe in healing families and helping youth by getting moms as mentally, spiritually, and physically healthy as possible.
About The Stream
The Stream is a private, positively focused online membership for moms of kids who are struggling with substances, are in treatment, or early recovery. It’s a safe, caring, confidential space where moms receive support and support each other in their physical and mental wellbeing as they deal with the complexities of having an at-risk child. To learn more about the membership plans available please visit www.thestreamcommunity.com or listen to the podcast.