Early adulthood often can present itself with unexpected challenges and struggles. You do NOT have to suffer alone. Check out some of these resources and support groups for issues that affect those in their 20s & 30s.

  • Third Option (Marriage Support) - Do you need to find the joy in your marriage and live a happier, healthier life together? If so, consider attending the Third Option program. This skills-based group helps participants build stronger, more fulfilling marriages. Group meetings are held every third Sunday from 6-8pm at Resurrection Life, 2145 Old Union Road, Cheektowaga. The next meeting dates for 2016 are: November 20 and December 11. For more information, call Paul or Carol at 716-937-9810

  • Divorce LINK - Meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month at the Catholic Charities Building at 3982 Main St. in Buffalo/Eggertsville. Support for those affected by divorce or separation. Contact Diane Ruminski for more info.
  • Calix (Alcohol Addiction) - Calix is a gathering of individuals who want to improve their spiritual program because they are afflicted or affected by the disease of alcoholism. The organization is affiliated with and uses the 12-Step approach of the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, while also focusing on the spiritual development of members. The Buffalo Unit meets the last Sunday of the month at 3pm in the basement meeting room of St. Michael's Church Rectory at 651 Washington St. For more information, contact Rev. Martin Moleski at 716-888-2383.

  • The Young Adult Cancer Network - Service of Roswell Park that seeks to support those battling cancer up to age 39. Program includes psychological support and peer events, as well as medical integration. To learn more and access events and updates, please contact aya@roswellpark.org.  

  • Buffalo Employment & Training Center - Young Adult Job Club (Unemployment) - Gathering of 18-24 year olds seeking employment. Chance to meet recruiters, improve job search efforts, and grow skills. Meets Wednesdays at 3 different locations in downtown Buffalo. Call 716-856-5627 (JOBS) for more info. BETC also has additional employment services, resume workshops, and specialized support for veterans, high school drop outs, and ex-offenders.

If you or someone you know is struggling with finances, mental illness, domestic violence, or child behavior issues, Catholic Charities counseling can be a place to find help. For more information visit www.ccwny.org or call 716-856-4494.