Press Release – August 9, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THRIVING FAMILIES PROGRAM BEGINS IN WAYNE COUNTY
Free services empower young adults for healthy relationships
(August 9, 2016 – Newark, NY) Catholic Charities of Wayne Country is launching Thriving Families
Program (TFP) to provide strategies for making the transition into adulthood a success. The program
is free of charge and is designed for ages 18-24. Program staff will be onsite in the Floral Hall at
Wayne County Fair, (Jackson Street, Palmyra New York) beginning August 14 through August 21. The
mission of TFP is to empower young adults to be their best selves through healthy relationships with
all the people in their lives.
“The demands on young adults can overwhelming and sometimes confusing,” says Inga Rojas,
Director of Clinical Services, “TFP is a lively, fun, non-judgmental way to help young adults strengthen
relationships and gain a deeper understanding of themselves. The program is completely free and led
by licensed therapists who foster discussion and freedom of self-expression.”
The program will reach young adults in a variety of ways:
- Relationship Wellness is easily accessible and offered throughout the county at community
locations. It helps with the realities of being out of school and on one’s own as a young
- Living a Balanced Life is offered at workplaces throughout Wayne County and helps young
adults who are in the workforce create healthy relationships at work, home, and with friends.
- How to Adult is based in county schools and provides strategies, and tips for high school
seniors to help them navigate the demands of adulthood and the relationships that come
with this new phase of life.
About the Thriving Families Program: Thriving Families Program is made possible through the
Catholic Charities of Wayne County with funding from the United States Department of Health and
Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, grant 90FM008401. These services are
available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion. The mission of
Catholic Charities of Wayne County is to assist individuals and families in meeting their basic needs,
to empower and promote their self-sufficiency, and to advocate for social justice, in fulfillment of the
Diocese of Rochester’s commitment to build a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity
of ALL people. Visit www.ccwayne.org for more details.