Catholic Charities increases Step By Step hours

Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Step By Step Wellness Program has established new hours for the fall that will make it easier for community members to access its services.

“With the interest we have seen from our consumers for our different programs, activities and groups we have found it necessary to adjust our hours so that our consumers have more opportunities to participate and be a part of the Step By Step Wellness Program,” said program coordinator Pam Peeling. “Our new hours also makes the program more accessible to community members that would like to discover Step By Step but were unable to visit us during our previous schedule.”

Located inside Catholic Charities offices at 365 W. First St. in Fulton, the Step By Step Wellness Program is now available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Step By Step Wellness Program uses a wellness recovery model that provides services to adults diagnosed with a mental illness.

The Step By Step Wellness Program offers a variety of programming to support clients with their recovery, promote wellness, and combat the stigma of mental illness. The programs help individuals increase their self-esteem, establish group affiliations, and maintain independence in the community.

Additionally, a peer generalist provides person-centered recovery-services for clients through individual and group-based support and serve as an advocate for clients by assisting with the access of appropriate services and with communication between clients and other service providers who may help them achieve their goals

“The Step By Step program fills a definite need in our community,” added Peeling. “The program provides clients with a place to go where they are welcomed and appreciated. This program is for them, they get to meet new friends, share their experiences and work together to reach their individual goals.”

To serve clients in the northern part of Oswego County, the Step By Step Wellness program is available weekly on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rural and Migrant Ministries, 15 Stewart St. in Richland. Workshops and other programs are open to all clients.

For more information on the Step By Step Wellness program, or learn about becoming a participant, contact Pam Peeling at 315-598-3980, or visit Catholic Charities’ website at

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 United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.

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