The teen program of Independence House provides assistance to teenagers State-wide who have been impacted by domestic or sexual violence or who have questions about their intimate partner relationships.learn more about us
WHAT WE DO
Independence House teen counselors offer individual counseling, age-appropriate support groups; advocacy; crisis intervention; assessments, referrals; digital safety resources; prevention and education tools.learn about what we do
CONNECT WITH US
Independence House teen counselors are available to assist with any concerns. Counselors are available by phone, text, by website chat messenger, by email, by 24-7-365 uninterrupted hotline, and in person.learn how to connect with us
Relationship “Red Flags”
Learn more about red flags
What is accepable and what is not. Are you confused?
Types of Abuse
Learn more about relationship rights. Know your rights in a relationship so that you remain happy and healthy as a couple.
How to Help a Friend in Need
Learn more about helping a friend
Are you concerned about a friend who may be in an unhealthy relationship? We can help answer your questions about how to be supportive.
When I came to Independence House I was embarassed and ashamed. I was emotionally paralyzed and devastated as a result of being raped. I believed I was to blame for it. I met with a teen counselor many times and always felt the safe space being with her. She provided incredible support for me and made sure I had a lot of other sources of support. Over time with the help of my counselor, I learned a lot and became stronger and now undertand it was not my fault. I became so strong that I was able to face the person who did this to me at his sentencing in court.
As a 17 year old, I came to you looking for counseling. I had no real goals or knew what I wanted. I just knew I was feeling pretty terrible. My expectations were by far surpassed in a positive way with the counseling, respect and support I got from Independence House. The services really helped me to get a lot out in the open, and I always felt good after leaving there. You helped me to be open and not closed off. I am a happier person and I no longer blame myself for the assault. Thank you for helping me to take my life back.
I thought it was hard to talk about being gay, but not anything close to how hard it was to ask for help because my boyfriend was abusive to me. My counselor at Independence House was amazing and made me feel worthy and safe. I felt understood and that I was a priority. I learned so much about the dynamics of healthy and bad relationships and so much about myself too. Reaching out for help at Independence House was one of the best decisions I ever made. I am confident about my future relationships being happy and healthy.
Independence House is a LGBTQ Safe Space
Independence House is accessible to all people ages 5+, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all cultures, all languages, and all disabilities.