Paul Reinhardt


Paul Reinhardt founded the New Canaan Parent Support Group (NCPSG) in tribute to his beloved son Evan, who died of a drug overdose in July of 2015.  The group started up in September 2016, with a small group of parents and a licensed facilitator.

In 2017, Paul partnered with the New Canaan Community Foundation (NCCF), which became the support group’s financial sponsor and largest grantor. Inspired by International Overdose Awareness Day, Paul collaborated with many different community partners to host the 1st Annual Community Addiction Awareness Vigil in downtown New Canaan.

In 2018, Paul initiated the monthly Pathway Series to cover important addiction and mental health topics, utilizing outstanding speakers. With the Vigil and the Pathway Sessions, the NCPSG Mission was expanded from just parent support to include educating and raising awareness in our community.

From a tragedy that has caused Paul to miss his son each and every day, comes a clear Vision: to imagine a community of people with understanding about addiction and recovery, who proactively reach out with empathy and kindness to those who are struggling.

Paul lives in New Canaan with his wife Marge and the family lab Lacey. He has a daughter Andrea and two sons Karl and Peter.