“Up to 80% of adolescents report being bullied during their school years.”
Around 160,000 school children stay home each day out of fear, often without telling their parents why
Forty percent of 5th-8th graders say they have experienced sexual harassment by their peers
Adults who were bullies as children have higher rates of substance abuse, domestic violence and other crimes
About 1 in 4 teens report verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse each year
Teen dating violence perpetrates other common issues affecting teens such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, binge drinking and drug use

Independence House offers services tailored for tween/teens who have witnessed domestic violence in their homes, are survivors of sexual violence/assault, or are involved in dating relationships characterized by unhealthy interaction or violence.

All services are free and confidential.

Teen counselors are available 24/7 on our hotline,  and available through live chat- click the chat bubble.

HOTLINE: 800-439-6507

The Independence House Teen Program includes

  • individual counseling
  • age-appropriate teen support groups
  • advocacy
  • crisis intervention
  • assessments and referrals
  • resources and digital safety information
  • prevention and education opportunities

teen dating bill of rights