The place

Every young person deserves a place to belong.

Our mission is to empower Colorado youth to break the cycle of homelessness and forge supportive relationships and have self-sufficient, successful lives.

Young People at The Place

Over 20 Years of Service

Coming Soon: The Launchpad

The Launchpad is a 50-unit permanent supportive apartment home community for young adults aged 18 to 24 opening in Colorado Springs in 2024.

It’s not a shelter; instead, residents commit to a 1-year lease. Within The Launchpad, The PLACE assumes the role of providing secure support and fostering connections among the young adult tenants.

It’s designed with safety, well-being, and healing in mind, listening to the needs of its residents. The main-floor amenity space offers easy access to various facilities.

Unique individuals that our Outreach Team engaged with on the streets of Colorado Springs in the past year.
Youth who found refuge in our shelter last year, where they received essential services to pave the way for a self-determined, fulfilling future.
Young people who secured safe and stable housing with our assistance.

Every young person deserves a sense of belonging.

Our vision is a Colorado where all youth have access to safe housing, supportive relationships, and the opportunity for self-sufficiency and success.

How We Can Help

The Place offers hope and resources for youth facing homelessness. We provide three essential programs designed to guide young people towards a brighter and stable future.


Our dedicated outreach team forms connections with 15 to 24-year-olds, offering immediate essentials. Whether you need something as simple as clean socks and water to critical resources like HIV testing, The PLACE is here to support homeless youth in Colorado Springs.


Our shelter provides a warm, safe alternative to sleeping on the streets. Operating every day of the year, our 20-bed facility is the only licensed youth shelter in Colorado Springs. Here, we offer meals, clothing, and access to healthcare for youth aged 15 to 20.


Our housing program offers safe and stable living arrangements to youth in Colorado Springs as they work towards long-term self-sufficiency.

We're here 24/7

If you are 15 to 20 years old and in need of immediate overnight shelter services, please give us a call. Otherwise, fill out the form below and we’ll reach out in 24 hours.

Safe Place

Do you need immediate help and safety? Help is readily available.

All Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) and YMCA locations in the Pikes Peak Region are designated Safe Place locations. If you’re between the ages of 15-20, visit a library or YMCA during business hours and say “I need a Safe Place.” They will alert The PLACE, who will promptly provide support and shelter.

If it is after hours when the library or YMCA is closed, call 719.339.0509 to get help.

When you arrive, simply say, I need a safe place.

Our "why"

This is Ariah.  After a falling out with his family, he hitchhiked from Arizona to Colorado Springs where he met with our Street Outreach Team.  He said, “I got snacks, socks, even hand warmers.”  

Knowing Ariah was a good candidate to be in his own place, he met with the Housing team and moved into his own apartment in August!  Friends of The PLACE helped him decorate it in a superhero theme.  Now employed, Ariah has a dream to attend college.

You can cause life changing transformations like Ariah’s by supporting The PLACE.

Ready to Help 24/7

If you are a youth aged 15 to 24 experiencing homelessness, don’t hesitate to reach out, no matter the day or time. We’re here to help you find the support and resources you need to transition out of homelessness and build a self-determined, fulfilling life.