Welcome to the one of the first Discovery Cafés in Indiana – a place for young people to feel safe, respected, and supported…and to meet friends and have fun!
Discovery Cafés are a place for young people ages 12-17 who may be facing mental health, substance use, or other challenges. In the Discovery Café, youth can join their peers for a wide range of activities that provide fun and inclusive support for overall well-being, as well as recovery support, for those on a recovery journey.
Cafés offer varied hands-on activities such as games, art, music, and outings to help youth to focus and connect safely with peers and Staff. The Café provides lights snacks, drinks, and light meals as well.
Who is it for?
Young people ages 12-17 who may be facing mental health, substance use, or other challenges can join us! You will discover a wide range of activities that provide fun and inclusive support for your overall well-being as well as recovery support, for anyone who may be on a recovery journey.
What is it?
We offer a fun, substance-free, and judgment-free space for games, art, music, outings, and opportunities to learn about topics or skills that are important to you. We provide free snacks, drinks, and light meals too! Youth are welcome to drop in as guests for up to three visits, and then decide whether to continue on as a Member. Members then also participate in a weekly Circle, where you share what’s on your mind without judgement or “counseling.” Our staff are diverse and represent different cultures and religions. They are not therapists – they are listeners and supporters.
What do you need from me?
Be ready to have fun and connect with peers
Be 24-hours free from alcohol or illicit drugs, and tobacco- and vape-free while at the Café
Participate in a weekly Circle, and let the leader know if you cannot come (Members only)