;

Step By Step Program Focuses on Young Adults

Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
Fulton, NY – The Step By Step Wellness Program has established a new group exclusively for young adults.

The Young Empowered Adults group (YEA!) focuses on those between the ages of 18 and 25 who have been diagnosed with a chronic mental illness and are beginning to live more independently.

According to Pam Peeling, coordinator of the Step By Step Wellness Program, the Young Empowered Adults group will benefit participants in many ways.

“The YEA! group provides an opportunity for young adults with a chronic mental illness to come together with other young adults for peer support and programming designed to meet their unique needs. Programming includes; independent living classes, transitional employment and education services, goal planning, and social supports. Additionally, activities such as music and art therapy, and computer access will also be available,” said Peeling.

A program of Catholic Charities of Oswego County, the Step By Step Wellness program uses recovery based programming to offer a supportive and educational environment for its clients.

“Our staff works closely with each of our clients to ensure that they gain the necessary skills to achieve a greater independence,” added Peeling.

The Young Empowered Adults group meets Thursdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Catholic Charities of Oswego County, 365 W. First St.

For more information about the YEA! group or the Step By Step Wellness program call Peeling at 315-598-3980, ext. 251.

Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.

Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s programs are the County of Oswego, the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.