Oak Tree Youth Resources is a youth-serving nonprofit in Southwest Colorado. We offer young people the chance to re-enter school, complete their education, learn job skills, employment assistance, supportive services, and seek stability while avoiding homelessness.
Be planted. Grow deep roots. Stand firm through the storms. The storms will come, but youth can stay strong and steady when they grow deep roots.
The federal government defines youth without housing as homeless people under age 25 who are living without a parent or guardian. Activists, advocates, researchers and policymakers say it makes sense to “think about homeless youth aged 12 to 24 as a group, even though some are just entering their teens and others are well on the path to adulthood. That’s because research has shown that young brains aren’t fully developed until around age 25, and youth don’t fully understand the consequences of their actions. ” Young homeless people are at risk for a host of troubles with long-lasting impact, including substance abuse, mental health problems and physical abuse, as well as sexual exploitation. Many get caught up in the criminal justice system. https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2017/07/07/a-hidden-population-youth-homelessness-is-on-the-rise
Our mission is to offer youth facing various hardships support with education, employment and life skills as we walk alongside them to prevent youth homelessness, and promote a healthy well-being.
Our vision is to offer youth facing challenges in Southwest Colorado a chance to live healthy lives in safe, stable housing while engaging with a supportive community.
Oak Tree Youth Resources does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
Oak Tree Youth Resources is an approved
organization that has received recognition of federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax ID: 88-0741674)