Oak Tree Youth Resources is a youth-serving nonprofit in rural 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.
Oak Tree Youth Resources offers services through our Basic Center program (under age 18), Street Outreach (ages 12-21) and Transitional Living Program (ages 17-21) designed to help young people who are struggling with housing insecurity.
What Causes Youth Homelessness?
Youth homelessness is often rooted in family conflict. Other contributing factors include economic circumstances like poverty and housing insecurity, racial disparities, and mental health and substance use disorders. Young people who have had involvement with the child welfare and juvenile justice systems are also more likely to become homeless.
Many homeless youth and young adults have experienced significant trauma before and after becoming homeless and are particularly vulnerable, including victims of sexual trafficking and exploitation. Youth who identify as LGBTQ; pregnant and parenting youth; youth with special needs or disabilities, and youth of color, particularly African-American and Native American youth, are also more likely to become homeless.
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.
Every dollar counts! Your gift goes directly to supporting our programs and services for under-served youth of Southwest Colorado.
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