TORCH (Teen Opportunities and Resources for Community Health) is NYCHC’s teen program for teens ages 13-18 within the Greater NYC bleeding disorders community. TORCH fosters independence, self-advocacy, support, and accountability among peers. TORCH will build future leaders in the bleeding disorders community.
Started in the Summer of 2016, NYCHC’s teen program is growing. We recognize that adolescence is a trying time for both young adults and parents. Teens need a space to find support among their peers, and to decompress from the day to day struggles of adolescence and living with a bleeding disorder.