Youth in Crisis
The Piedmont Triad Office of Catholic Charities offers unique services to address the needs of youth in crisis.
School-age children/youth and their families can receive support through free counseling that is provided by masters-level, licensed counselors whose goal is to help to restore and maintain healthy family relationships and work to resolve crises in a positive manner. Counseling is free and no income requirements are considered. Our bilingual counselors offer counseling in English or Spanish.
When a family needs a “cooling off” period or a young person finds themselves without shelter, temporary housing can be arranged with one of our volunteer Host families who offer short-term shelter.
Pregnant or parenting teens (mothers and fathers) can find help at Catholic Charities. Our case coordinators and parent educators work with teens and their families to understand how to cope with a baby at a young age while remaining in school. We help young parents to learn ways to support their child’s heath and success. We help families to identify goals and fulfill dreams for the future. Monthly peer support meetings that allow teen parents to support each other along with workshops on parenting and independent living skills, field trips, and tutoring are designed to wrap services around each young person and help them to learn how to make positive decisions that impact their life and the life of their baby.