Mariposa Community Program

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Mariposa Community Program

The Mariposa Community Program is a 12-week community-based afterschool addiction prevention program in Philadelphia for children ages 9-12 who have been impacted by substance abuse in their family. The afterschool program is offered at two locations in Philadelphia in partnership with Turning Points for Children. The program kicks-off with an interactive and dynamic family dinner, followed by 10 weekly 90-minute sessions focusing on important topics such as 7 C’s of Addiction, the impact of addiction on family members, learning about self-harm and signs of suicide, mindfulness, and using activities like yoga and dance to identify positive coping skills. Finally, the program will conclude with a family celebration.

Mariposa Community Program benefits children who attend by:

  • Reducing feelings of isolation and guilt
  • Connecting them with other children facing similar circumstances
  • Educating children that addiction is a disease and it’s not their fault
  • Building confidence
  • Teaching critical life-skills to help manage feelings and practice self-care
  • Creating friendships in their community
  • Giving kids a place to have FUN!

Children who complete the Mariposa Community Program are invited and encouraged to attend the Camp Mariposa weekend camp in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, which is offered every other month.  Both the Mariposa Community Program and the Camp Mariposa weekend camp program are offered at no charge to families and include transportation.

New 12-Week Session Starting in Spring 2018

Contact: Heather Miller, Turning Points for Children, CUA3

Phone: 267-318-2137




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