July 16, 2015
My wife Marge and I were woken up by a loud knock on the door. It was an officer from the New Canaan Police Department, who informed us that our son Evan had just died from a drug overdose in New Haven. What started was a journey that I never wanted to sign up for.
"Evan will be remembered by his friends and family alike for his energy, wit and sensitivity. Evan always had a smile on his face."
-Paul Reinhardt, Evan's dad and the Founder of the New Canaan Parent Support Group (NCPSG)
September 15, 2016
I started NCPSG in 2016 for parents with loved ones affected by substance use and addiction. A year later, we held our first Community Addiction Awareness Vigil in downtown New Canaan.
While our group started with just a Thursday evening parent support meeting, we are now so much more: Pathway Sessions to educate, our newsletter, social media posts, and an informative website that includes events and resources.