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New Teen Support Group at Tolton Peace Center
Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Communications
Teens can face intense stress and experience anxiety from a variety of family and school pressures. Catholic Charities new support group at the Tolton Peace Center in the Austin neighborhood will help teenagers combat stress, set goals, and connect with other teens for support. The new group, “Understanding Me and My Story,” will meet every Wednesday evening for seven weeks beginning November 7. 

“We know that teens have unique needs when it comes to stress management,” said Maria Hernandez, therapist at Catholic Charities. “We want teens to know they don’t have to go through it alone and there is a safe space to express themselves and their concerns and develop solutions.”

Teenagers will find a relaxed, safe and fun atmosphere in the group. CTA cards and dinner will be provided and all who attend can enter to win raffle prizes each week for gift certificates.

At the support group teens will receive help to understand who they are and who they want to be, how to develop healthy relationships, how to create and meet goals, unique ways to learn how to manage stress, and be able to make new friends. The group is open to any teen ages 14 to 18. 

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays November 7 through December 19, 2018
Where: Catholic Charities Tolton Peace Center, 5645 W. Corcoran Place, Chicago

For more information or questions about the program, please contact Maria Hernandez at 312-602-1462 or marhernandez@catholiccharities.net


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