Our Founder

Danielle Burkett, MSW, LSW, CAPRCII, CSPR-PR, MATS (she,her)

Danielle is a passionate and accomplished professional with a Master’s in Social Work. Her background includes working in three county jails, work release programs, and alongside a police officer. Since 2017, she has been making a difference as a Peer Recovery Coach. However, her inspiring journey took an unexpected turn in March 2022 when she suffered a stroke. This life-altering event propelled Danielle to found Unlikely Journeys, an organization driven by the belief that time is precious and fear is merely an illusion. 

Meet the Board

Board meetings are the first Saturday of the month at 4 p.m., held virtually. Anyone interested in joining the board or learning more should contact us for more information.  

Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

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

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.

The Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Mental Health & Addiction (FSSA/DMHA) and Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana, Inc, (ASPIN) has awarded a $5k grant to Unlikely Journeys, Inc to continue the development and expansion of Certified Peer Recovery Coaches and Leadership Fellows Academy (LFA) Program graduates to support the development their existing or developing 501c3 organizations. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by FSSA, DMHA, or ASPIN.

Statistics available from the Indiana Youth Institute.

The Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Mental Health & Addiction (FSSA/DMHA) and Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana, Inc, (ASPIN) has awarded a $5k grant to Unlikely Journeys, Inc to continue the development and expansion of Certified Peer Recovery Coaches and Leadership Fellows Academy (LFA) Program graduates to support the development their existing or developing 501c3 organizations. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by FSSA, DMHA, or ASPIN.