Family in Crisis . . . We Are Here to Help!


“Whatever brought you here, you are not alone.”

New Parent and Youth Support Groups

We have a new location at Birmingham Community Charter High School with parent groups in both English and Spanish.
A Youth group is also available. For more information, click on the Flyer button below or look at the Van Nuys section of the Find A Meeting page.

Birmingham Group Flyer


B.I.L.Y. In The News

Media coverage documenting how Because I Love You has been helping families in crisis for 33 years, serving more than 700,000 parents and and at-risk youth across the U.S. and Canada. Working together on behavioral problems, families of children, teens, and adult children have found hope and positive change.


Dear Dennis

In crisis, or need guidance?
Ask Dennis Poncher, Founder of Because I Love You, your questions.
He responds to his mail daily.

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For books written by Dennis, visit his website by clicking on the link below.
Aggravation To Preservation

Free Support Group Meetings

Find a location for a Parent Support Group or Youth Support Group near you. Meetings are open to the public, and there are no membership requirements or dues. B.I.L.Y. is a place to talk with other parents who listen without judgment and blame. "When raising children," Dennis says, "pain is inevitable, but the suffering is optional."