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.
This is number of unique individuals our Outreach Team met on the streets of Colorado Springs, out of 4,272 contacts, last year.
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.
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.
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.
The housing program helps youth live safely on their way to build their 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.
All PPLD libraries and YMCAs in the Pikes Peak region are Safe Place locations. That means if you’re between the ages of 15- 20, you can go to a library or YMCA 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.
Doing our part
Our lives have been changed suddenly and drastically by the rapid spread of COVID-19. Very few things look like they did a few days ago. Yet, some things remain the same. As of today, The PLACE has not reduced programming. We continue to provide shelter, housing, outreach and case management for all of our youth. The 602 youth who could find their way to us in 2019 can still find their way to us today.
The effect of this virus will extend beyond today. We are actively planning for the expected long-term impact on expenses to continue and increase support to youth. To this end, we have provided all full-time staff an additional 40 hours of paid sick leave. We are tracking and implementing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control as well as state and local health departments across every aspect of our programs. We are collaborating daily with our fellow providers, the City of Colorado Springs, and El Paso County so that we can provide continuity of services for our community’s most vulnerable populations.
Your ongoing support through this crisis will help us run our programs and feed our youth. Thank you for holding our young people and staff in your hearts. We hope that as this situation continues to evolve, we can count on you to keep supporting us from near and far. Together, we can do our part!