Unlikely Journeys

Meeting You Where You're At

Who We Help

We provide support for youth aged 12 to 17 in Hendricks County, Indiana who may be experiencing mental health concerns, substance use, or justice-related issues. We offer FREE weekly support groups for youth, parents and guardians. Additionally, we visit incarcerated youth on a monthly basis to provide similar support within the facility.

Unlikely Journeys is a Danville-based non-profit that provides FREE spaces where youth can meet in a group setting and/or one-on-one to discuss issues related to drug use, mental health and the justice system.

We offer the same type of support and assistance for parents/guardians as it pertains to youth, FREE of charge.

Our mission is to collaborate with youth to navigate a transformational journey from substance use and/or mental health concerns to a place of inner peace.

Our vision is to create a safe space where youth can be their authentic self, and are empowered to make healthy choices that lead to interpersonal growth. 

A child who experiences abuse and neglect is:

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more likely to be at risk for arrest
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more likely to commit a violent crime

How We Help

We offer a Youth Support Group and Parent/Guardian Support Group facilitated by a Peer Recovery Coach, in Hendricks County. We also offer one-on-one sessions with a coach. As we grow we will add in youth groups across the county and surrounding areas. Each group is designed to be a safe space to share, learn and empower one another through their journey. Topics are tailored to the needs of the group. 

Mental Health and Minority Youth

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estimated number of youth in the justice system with a learning disability
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of youth arrested annually in the U.S. suffer from mental illness
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Black Hoosier youth are 3.5 times more likely to be referred to court
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Hispanic youth are 1.5 times more likely to be referred to juvenile court
Unlikely Journeys, Inc

Unlikely Journeys, Inc


Helping youth 12 to 17 yrs old navigate their world in a safe, non-clinical way w/ Peer Support.

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Our founder, Danielle Burkett, interviewed for a podcast and it air this morning.

You can find it here:

Spotify: open.spotify.com/episode/6QyI6pyhDWrrN3CGExnjYs?si=GtlcXUBuR3mxlmFkGpSF4g


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Volunteers & Donations Needed

Join our team of volunteers and make a difference in your community. Whether you can give a few hours a week or a few hours a month, your time and skills are appreciated. All volunteers and workers need to submit to a background check.

Your donation helps us continue our mission of supporting our community. Every dollar counts and will make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Statistics available from the Indiana Youth Institute.