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Teens— We're Here
for You!

For the big things, for the small things, and everything in between. 

Reach out to The Advocates if you or someone you know:

·  has been sexually assaulted or harassed

·  has been or is in an abusive relationship

·  is experiencing bullying or stalking

·  If you are pressured or blackmailed into sexting


  • Who is answering my texts or web chats?
    Darrel’s Bio: I like the mountains, big dogs, hanging out with friends, thrift store shopping and good coffee. I love going barefoot, BLT’s, road trips and Schitt’s Creek. I am not a fan of reality TV shows, cilantro, or going to the mall. I believe that most people are the experts in their own lives, but sometimes we just need someone to listen and help us figure things out. I have your back. Monica’s Bio: I spend most of my time thinking of cool and creative ways to talk about healthy relationships with people of all ages. I like crafting, llamas, and coffee. I dislike wearing shoes, small talk, and bamboo shoots. I’m happy to answer questions, help you think through an issue or problem, or just chat if you need someone to listen!
  • What can I reach out about? Are there things I’m not allowed to talk about?
    Our conversations are confidential and judgement-free. If you have any topics that we can’t help you with, we will help you find someone who can. There is no topic off limits!
  • What do you mean this is confidential? Will you ask for any personal information from me? Can I be anonymous?
    All text conversations are completely anonymous and confidential. The Advocates cannot see your phone number, IP address, or any personal information. We won’t share your information or what we talked about with others.
  • What if I just want to talk to someone and it isn’t urgent?
    Great! That’s what this line is for! If you are in an emergency situation, please call 911. Or if you want to speak to someone from The Advocates right away you can call 208-788-4191, 24 hours a day.
  • May I still text/chat with you outside of 9:00am to 9:00pm? Where can I get support if you’re not available?
    You can text anytime and you will get a response between 9am-9pm, you can also call 208-788-4191, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can send a web chat outside of 9am-9pm, however if there is no activity on the chat session for 30 minutes the chat window will close automatically. We can see your message but have no way to get back to you, (doh!).
  • If I text between 9am-9pm, how long does it take for someone to reply?
    Just like you, we are busy humans! We may be unavailable during various times of the day but we will get back to you as soon as we can!
  • Do you follow scripts?
    Nope, we aren’t robots! :) Each person is unique. We are here for you and whatever is on your mind.
  • Will you tell my parents, or the police, or my school?
    We will not share any information. Everything you say to us, stays with us only. If your safety is at risk, we may reach out to law enforcement or your parents/guardians. However, we ensure that you have as much control over this process as possible. We do not want to take away your power!
  • What happens to our conversation when we finish?
    All text and web conversations are deleted from our platform and servers after they are finished. However, text messages will still remain on your phone. The Advocates web chat page may be stored in your browsing history (without your messages). To ensure that the conversation stays confidential you can delete text messages on your phone and/or clear your browsing history. If you reach out to us via text, with your permission, we may reach out to later see how you’re doing.

We are here to provide private, judgment-free, and friendly support from 9am-9pm Sunday-Friday.

You can also meet with us by walking into our Hailey office. We are happy to meet you where you are and if we can’t help you, we will find someone who will.


Every Teen Counts (ETCs)
Teen Internships

​The ETCs are a group of paid teen interns from across the Wood River Valley. They are healthy relationship peer educators and influencers, who inspire teens to use their voice, stand up, speak out, and create positive cultural change. They do this through, peer-education, awareness campaigns and healthy relationship events. This internship offers local youth opportunities for leadership and real employment experience.


ETC Responsibilities Include:

Developing awarenesss of targeted issues

including videos, Instagram, TikTok, Youtube videos, Snapchat posts, brochures, buttons, stickers, and other marketing materials

Educating students, teachers, parents, and coaches

about engaging in healthy, community building behaviors and activities

Engaging youth in project activities

in and out of school such as presentations, summits, book and movie clubs, booths, etc.

Working with a team
of likeminded peers

approximately 2-3 hours a week, with longer hours some weeks

Email Monica to get involved. 


More Opportunities for Teens to Get Involved...

Paid and unpaid internships, volunteer hours, and personal projects are available. Email Monica to learn more.

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