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.
Youth homelessness is often rooted in family conflict and many times young people do not feel safe at home. Many youth struggling with housing instability have experienced significant trauma before and after becoming homeless and are particularly vulnerable. Other contributing factors include economic circumstances, racial disparities, pregnant and parenting youth, mental health struggles and substance use disorders by parents and/or youth. Young people who have had involvement with the child welfare and juvenile justice systems have a higher chance of suffering housing instability.
AT-RISK AND EXHAUSTED
No home, no bed, no security and no stability – being homeless is exhausting and affects every part of a vulnerable young person’s life. Youth out on the streets are often victims of assault or verbal abuse.
There is a physical toll to sleeping outside, but sleeping in an ever-changing network of sofas and floors is challenging. Mental health issues like depression and anxiety are easily made worse under these conditions.
More impacts: Disrupted Education, Obtaining and keeping track of personal documents, Finding a job, Poor health and nutrition.
1150 A Main Avenue Durango, CO 81301
Mailing Address: PO Box 3105, Durango, CO 81302
Every dollar counts! Your gift goes directly to supporting our programs and services for under-served youth of Southwest Colorado.
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Governing Documents, Conflict of Interest Policy, Form 990, Form 1023, IRS Determination Letter, and Year-End Financial Statements are available upon request.