The place

where young people leave homelessness behind.

If you are looking for Urban Peak Colorado Springs, we are now The Place.  We continue to ignite the potential in youth to exit homelessness and create self-determined, fulfilled lives.

Young People at The Place
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This is number of unique individuals our Outreach Team met on the streets of Colorado Springs, out of 4,272 contacts, last year.
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This represents the number of youth that stayed in our Shelter in fiscal year 2019, where they received services to prepare them to create a self-determined, fulfilled life. 31 youth were turned away due to lack of capacity in our shelter.
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The number of young people that were able to obtain safe and stable housing. 9 out of 10 remained stably housed and increased their self-sufficiency.

Every young person deserves a place to belong.

Our Vision is that all Colorado youth have safe housing, supportive relationships, and the opportunity for self-sufficiency and success.

How we can help

The real life challenges of youth experiencing homelessness can be overcome. That’s where The Place comes in – we offer three vital programs to support young people on their journey to step off the streets and step toward a brighter future.

Outreach

The outreach team builds relationships with 15 to 24 year olds by immediately providing key items – from clean socks to HIV testing to water. These items make a big difference in the life of a young person experiencing homelessness.

Shelter

Our shelter is a warm, safe option to a night on the streets. Open every day of the year, our 20-bed facility is the only licensed youth shelter in Colorado Springs. There we provide meals, clothing, and a health clinic link for youth ages 15 to 20.

Housing

The housing program helps youth live safely on their way to build their long-term self-sufficiency.

We're here 24/7

  • Phone: 719.630.3223 (9am-5pm)
  • Phone: 719.205.7129 (After hours)
  • 423 E Cucharras St. Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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

All PPLD libraries are Safe Place locations. That means if you’re between the ages of 15- 20, you can go to a library and ask for a Safe Place. They will let our team know you’re there and we’ll arrive shortly to bring you to the shelter and provide support.

Upcoming event

Night Out Project

Sleep outside with us  November 7 – 8 at First United Methodist Church, downtown. Yes, it may be cold outside.  November is National Homeless Youth Awareness month, and your participation with the NIGHT OUT Project will bring more youth inside safe shelter this winter.

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Date:
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Location:
First United Methodist Church
420 North Nevada Avenue

Time:
Nov 7, 6pm – Nov 8, 7am

Meet our Sponsors:

Meet Lucas

Lucas is a 20-year-old who had been in and out of our shelter for about a year and a half starting in 2016. During his past stays, Lucas struggled tremendously with untreated mental health issues.  During his last stay he was selected to enter the Transitional Living Program (TLP) where he has made excellent progress.

Lucas has been establishing himself as an adult, learning to live independently in the community, and has opened up more and more about his struggles with mental illness. Lucas has been taking various employment related workshops and has been practicing his interview skills with his case managers. He also has been working to improve his overall health and hygiene and has made it a major goal to be more active.

Lucas has recently been doing very well working toward his GED. He does not appear to have any substance abuse issue which is a huge strength. 

Lucas is motivated to change and makes small steps each day to overcome the traumatic events he has witnessed and continues learning to understand the impact these events have had on his past and current functioning. Lucas continues to identify positive changes he has made in his life and continues to show he is motivated to improve his self-perceptions and his future.

Every little bit helps. We're always looking for the following:
  • Boxer briefs
  • Warm hats and gloves
  • Snacks, like trail mix, beef jerky, granola bars
  • Apartment cleaning supplies
  • Dishes and pots and pans
  • Laundry detergent and soap
  • Flash drives for school
  • Bus passes to get to work
  • Gift cards for incentives
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