Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
Fulton, NY – For young adults diagnosed with a chronic mental illness living independently can be challenging. For those looking for help in doing so, Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Step By Step Wellness Program has the answer.
Recently established, The Young Empowered Adults group (YEA!) focuses exclusively on those between the ages of 18 and 25 who have been diagnosed with a chronic mental illness. According to Pam Peeling, coordinator of the Step By Step Wellness Program, (YEA)! this group will offer a needed transition from children services to adult independence.
“Participants in the YEA! program can take advantage of a program specific to their current needs as young adults. From peer support to the many classes and activities that we offer, the Young Empowered Adults group will benefit participants in many ways,” explained Peeling.
Among classes and services provided through the YEA! program are: independent living, transitional employment and education services, goal planning, and social supports. Additionally, activities such as music and art therapy, and computer access are also available.
The Young Empowered Adults group (YEA!) meets Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Step By Step Wellness Programs’ new location inside the St. Michael’s Church building at the corner of West Third and Beech streets in Fulton.
For more information about the YEA! group or the Step By Step Wellness program, contact Pam Peeling at 315-591-5243.
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.