Support Groups

YAWS: PARENTS OF YOUNG ADULTS WHO STRUGGLE

We are a group of parents of young adults and teens who are struggling with life. They don’t leave their rooms, have social difficulties, are not succeeding in school for a variety of reasons. Many struggle with mental illness, learning disabilities, Asperger’s, substance abuse or autism. Some are undiagnosed, just not living up to society’s expectations.

We meet once a month and support one another as we help with efforts to support and encourage their family members. We understand the journey, which has many twists and turns, often not what we expected when thinking about raising a child. We laugh, cry, share resources, and support one another. Occasionally, we have invited speakers to join us and supplement our knowledge of resources available. Examples are a speaker from Housing Unlimited, or an attorney to talk about trusts, wills and estates.

The group is open to anyone who is interested. All information shared is completely confidential. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cantor Laura Croen lcroen@templesinaidc.org (202) 363-6394.

Sessions generally meet monthly on the 3rd Thursdays at 7:30pm (subject to change, please check the TS calendar).