• Do you want to
  • Who can participate:
  • What to expect:
  • How it works:
    • Develop stronger communication skills, learn how to resolve conflicts and work on problem-solving strategies?

    • Improve relationships within your family?

    • Talk through your decision-making patterns?

    • Teens ages 12-17.

    • Teens who have turned 18 but are still working towards high school graduation.

    • Residents of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa or Nelson county.

    • You have the option to participate in individual and/or family counseling. You will discuss your preferences with your counselor. Group sessions with family members will be set up as needed.

    • Our counselors work with you to eliminate transportation and scheduling issues; counseling can take place over the phone, in home, in school, or at the ReadyKids offices.

    • When necessary, TCP can connect teens up to age 18 with emergency shelter in a local group home for up to 21 days.

    • All TCP counseling staff have a minimum of a master’s degree in social work, counseling or psychology and have extensive experience working with children and adolescents and their families.

    • This program is provided at no cost to participants.

    • Our goal is for you to meet with a counselor within one week of your first contact with our program.

    • You and your counselor will set a schedule and location for counseling that best meets your needs.

    • Through TCP, you can meet with your counselor for up to 4 hours per week for up to three months.

    • Extending the relationship with your counselor beyond three months will be discussed on an as-needed basis.

    Contact the 24-hour Teen Crisis Hotline:

    434-972-SAFE

    (434-972-7233)

    This project is supported by federal grant # 90CY2625 through the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.