Does your teen need help?

Parenting is hard – you're not alone! If you and your teenager are having a hard time, if your teen has threatened to or has run away, or if fighting with your teen is out of control, Third Level can help.

Trained, compassionate, non-judgemental counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help you through whatever challenges you may be facing.

24 hours: (231) 922-4800 or (800) 442-7315
Text, Monday through Friday, 11am-3pm: (231) 480-0292
Online: or
In-Person: 3785 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684 (We moved!)

About Pete's

Pete's Place is the area's first and only youth shelter. We opened in 2007 as we realized our community's teens needed a safe place to go when things got rough. 

Pete's Place can provide a safe place to go while you try to work things out at home or figure out what's next. Our shelter is voluntary and free (financial need is never asked) for teens without a safe place to stay. Temporary and long-term opportunities are available. 

Pete's is open to anyone age 12-17, both female and male. Pete's Place, connected to the Goodwill Inn, is run by Third Level staff, who are well-trained, caring, and non-judgmental.  If you have questions, give us a call. We're here to help!

Pete’s Place—where our community’s youth can find support, shelter, and have their needs met.

Purpose of Pete's

  • Provide safe, alternative shelter for youth without a safe place to stay

  • Reunite and strengthen families

  • Provide individual and family counseling, advocacy, and referrals

  • Enhance the lives of youth and families in our community by providing and advocating for services

  • Provide opportunities for change that will lead to emotional and economic self-sufficiency and positive participation in society

Goals of Pete's Place

  • Provide immediate shelter for young people age 12-17

  • Provide counseling to youth and families, even after youth return home

  • Reconcile families where possible or seek suitable alternatives when necessary

  • Incorporate education plans into daily activities of Pete’s Place

  • Inform the community of the availability of services provided by Pete’s Place, Third Level, and CFS

  • Establish relationships with the Homeless Liaisons in the district

  • Provide community education presentations to community groups with a focus on at-risk, homeless, runaway, and street youth

Get In Touch:

Third Level (24 Hours)
3785 Veterans Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684

(231) 922-4800
(800) 442-7315 (toll-free)
(231) 480-0292 (text)