Youth

5280 High School

5280 High School

Denver Metro

Denver

5280 High School is a safe place for students who are in recovery from addiction. Students work together through project-based learning in a substance free environment. The classes are focused on collaboration and hands-on learning. 5280 has developed a one-of-a-kind educational approach that tackles the unique challenges our youth are facing. The holistic approaches to recovery are centered around the following principles of equity, authenticity, intentional community, joy & meaning.

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A1 Boxing Fitness

A1 Boxing Fitness

Denver Metro

Aurora

A1 Boxing Fitness offers multiple classes that fit everyone's fitness needs. Classes contain boxing, king's muay thai, kick boxing, and overall fitness. There are programs designed specifically for the youth, offering a safe and supportive environment to curate important life building skills including respect, discipline, confidence, self-esteem, goal setting, patience, restraint, persistence, humility, honor and passion. Along with developing these core values, students will learn how to "not sweat the small things"; while having fun and the time of their lives.

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ACLU-Know Your Rights

ACLU-Know Your Rights

Statewide

Everyone has basic rights under the U.S. Constitution and civil rights laws. Learn more about what your rights are, how to exercise them, and what to do when your rights are violated from the ACLU's web page.

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Alateen

Alateen

Denver Metro

Boulder

Alateen meetings provide support for young people seeking help with problems that arise when alcoholism afflicts a parent, another close relative, or a friend meet to exchange experiences and to gain an understanding of themselves and the alcoholic.

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Apprentice of Peace Youth Organization (AOPYA) Mentoring

Apprentice of Peace Youth Organization (AOPYA) Mentoring

Denver Metro

Denver

AOPYO Mentoring- Provides one-on-one and group mentoring for youth and young adults in correctional facilities and those who have been involved with the criminal justice system. Our Mentor program meets our participants where they are in life and provides a safe space with a mentor, who to has experienced similar life lessons. Our Mentors are motivated to serve others through personal stories and evidence-based curriculums to provide alternative opportunities for a different path in life. We incorporate our Enrichment programs which include The Apprentice of Peace program which focuses on destigmatizing mental health while positively developing youth and young adults by incorporating leadership, arts, wellness, and skilled trades. Tai Chi for peace program which includes increased coping skills, meditative physical activity, and movement-based therapy. The Career Pathways program aims to equip the youth and young adults with sufficient knowledge about themselves and career development opportunities. Through this program they will gain job-readiness skills and explore career opportunities, this will include activities like resume building, mock interviews, exposure to skilled trades a career and personality quiz, and much more.

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AuroraWorks

AuroraWorks

Denver Metro

Aurora

AuroraWorks provides career preparation & placement. Participants who complete their job seeker workshop are matched with an employment coach who provides individualized job search assistance to include resume preparation, email setup if needed, interview coaching, job leads, and community referrals for housing, transportation, healthcare, counseling, childcare, food and other support services. In addition, they provide life skills assistance to help address other issues related to success--financial management, time management, conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, reconciliation, and interpersonal communication skills. Call or email through the website link to get started. Part of CommunityWorks

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Below the Surface

Below the Surface

Statewide

Because sometimes pain lies just below the surface, this effort to help young people struggling with life is called Below the Surface. All text conversations are confidential. Text TALK to 38255, any day, any time. Every conversation is with a real person--no bots allowed.

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Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

Mile High United Way’s program Bridging the Gap works with people between the ages of 18-24 who are exiting the child welfare system. BTG’s housing coordinator and Independent Living Coaches work with program participants to provide housing resources and help with other goals such as employment, education, financial literacy and more.

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Career Navigator Toolkit

Career Navigator Toolkit

Helpful website with advice and info for younger jobseekers

Statewide

The Career Navigator Toolkit is a webpage provided by Denver Opportunity Youth Initiative. Click on the website link, and you'll find a lot of information about preparing for and finding a job, just for younger jobseekers. You can find help developing a career path, creating a resume, writing a cover letter, preparing for an interview, making a good impression, and much more!

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Career Online High School

Career Online High School

Statewide

Fifteen Colorado libraries offer online, options to getting your high school diploma and career certification programs. Click on the website for the list of libraries, then click on library link for more info about your library. This is a great opportunity to complete high school online!

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Catch A Star Academy

Catch A Star Academy

Denver Metro

Aurora

Catch a Star Academy provides elementary school children who are struggling in their studies with individualized learning programs designed to help them reach new heights. Catch a Star Academy focuses on building a solid foundation of elementary education in grades 4 and 5. With mastery of reading, writing and math, our students are prepared to succeed in middle school and beyond.

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Center for Employment Opportunities–Colorado Springs

Center for Employment Opportunities–Colorado Springs

Southeast CO

Colorado Springs

CEO works to reduce recidivism and increase employment. They provide people returning home from incarceration immediate paid employment, skills training, and ongoing career support. To offer work experience, CEO operates transitional work crews that provide indoor/outdoor maintenance and neighborhood beautification services. In addition to work and daily pay, CEO provides wraparound vocational support services: on days you are not working, you'll receive job coaching to find full-time employment. Once you're in a full-time position, CEO continues working with you for a year to ensure you have the support you need to grow in your career. CEO connects their young adult participants with specialized programming and resources that more effectively meet their needs.

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Center for Employment Opportunities–Denver

Center for Employment Opportunities–Denver

Denver Metro

Denver

CEO works to reduce recidivism and increase employment. They provide people returning home from incarceration immediate paid employment, skills training, and ongoing career support. To offer work experience, CEO operates transitional work crews that provide indoor/outdoor maintenance and neighborhood beautification services. In addition to work and daily pay, CEO provides wraparound vocational support services: on days you are not working, you'll receive job coaching to find full-time employment. Once you're in a full-time position, CEO continues working with you for a year to ensure you have the support you need to grow in your career. CEO connects their young adult participants with specialized programming and resources that more effectively meet their needs.

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CHIC Denver

CHIC Denver

Denver Metro

Aurora

CHIC offers a variety of services in intervention and prevention that address economic mobility, mental health, social, emotional and cultural wellness and the overall stability of the family. They provide a variety of programs that focus on families and youth who have educational, reentry, and community needs. They bring families and service providers together to increase access to community resources. Services designed for young women.

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Colorado Chafee Program

Colorado Chafee Program

helps youth transitioning from foster care

Statewide

The Chafee program helps youth who have been in foster care. Eligibility includes those who had an out-of-home placement at age 14 or older (through their 21st birthday), those who transitioned to adulthood from foster care at age 18, 19 or 20 (through their 23rd birthday), and youth who were in a community placement through DYS. Youth who left foster care for other reasons, including adoption, legal guardianship, or aging out may also be eligible. Services include help with education, job training, life skills, connections to housing, and more. This program is voluntary and free but may be limited by funding. The Chafee program is provided through the Colorado Department of Human Services and available throughout Colorado. The best way to get connected (and to verify if you're eligible) is to call one of the numbers below or email cdhs_fosteryouth@state.co.us. Leave a message and they will get back to you. Chafee may also be able to connect you to scholarship funds for college. Contact Maitri at Maitri.Jensen@state.co.us.

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Colorado Juvenile Defender Center

Colorado Juvenile Defender Center

Statewide

Denver

Colorado Juvenile Defender Center (CJDC) is a nonprofit organization that works on juvenile defense and advocates for justice for all children and youth in Colorado. CJDC works to ensure access to counsel and quality representation for juveniles charged with crimes. They also work to reduce the collateral consequences of a juvenile adjudication, reduce over-incarceration of children in juvenile facilities and adult prisons, end the school-to-prison pipeline, and improve conditions of confinement for juveniles. If you need help with expungement of a juvenile adjudication, de-registration/removal from the Colorado Sex Offender Registry, or representation with an expulsion and special education proceeding, contact the CJDC. You do not have to be under the age of 18 to qualify for their help if your case was in juvenile court. Click on their website to learn more about their legal services.

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Colorado Laws for Work and Youth

Colorado Laws for Work and Youth

Statewide

Click on the pdf for a fact sheet on the kinds of work that are legal for people under the age of eighteen.

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Colorado Legal Services–Record Sealing Help

Colorado Legal Services–Record Sealing Help

Statewide

Some CLS offices offer help with record sealing or can refer you to where you can get help. Click on the website for a list of every CLS office.

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Colorado Youth for a Change

Colorado Youth for a Change

Get help finishing high school

Statewide

Denver

Colorado Youth for a Change provides support and information for people up to age 21 who didn't finish high school. Call the number listed for help.

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CommunityWorks (Statewide Locations)

CommunityWorks (Statewide Locations)

Statewide

CommunityWorks empowers the unemployed and those with re-entry barriers to employment to become self-supporting through job preparation and placement. They meet individuals where they are at to help them remove barriers and find stable employment. Since 1995, CommunityWorks has provided customized hands-on training, immersive experiences and comprehensive connections to every job-seeker who walks through the doors. In addition, they provide life skills assistance to help address other issues related to success--financial management, time management, conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, reconciliation, and interpersonal communication skills. Empowering individuals toward career pathways -- Same day admission, No entry charge.

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Denver Dream Center DDC Academy

Denver Dream Center DDC Academy

DDC Academy helps Denver's inner-city students

Denver Metro

Denver

Denver Dream Center provides many resources for people, including the DDC Academy that provides help for Denver's inner-city students to improve in subjects they are currently studying or to acquire new skills. They focus on education, creative thinking, and leadership development and believe in empowering students to be the best person they can be!

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Denver’s Office of Community Violence Solutions

Denver’s Office of Community Violence Solutions

Denver Metro

Denver

The Office of Community Violence Solutions helps youth, adults, and families facing gang violence and high risk behaviors. They primarily serve people who live in Denver County and a little bit into the Denver metro area. Anyone of any age is welcome to call for help with problem solving and finding resources. Help for parents and youth!

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Dry Bones Denver

Dry Bones Denver

Denver Metro

Denver

Dry Bones Denver is a community of support among Denver's unhoused teens and young adults (under the age of 30). Dry Bones provides an opportunity to connect with a positive community through various gatherings, meals, and activities. By appointment, they provide showers, laundry, and have a basic hygiene, clothing, and survival supply closet. Dry Bones connects houseless young people with resources, nutrition, entertainment, new friends, and more.

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Emily Griffith Technical College GED program

Emily Griffith Technical College GED program

Denver Metro

Denver

The school offers an eight-week program at a reasonable cost (some scholarship money is available). Emily Griffith also offers adult basic education fundamental courses to prepare you prior to taking the GED tests.

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Every Day Improving Youth Lives (EDIYL)

Every Day Improving Youth Lives (EDIYL)

Denver Metro

EDIYL (pronounced idle), improves the lives of youth in the Denver area. Through mentoring, groups and classes, and activities, EDIYL works to inspire and empower youth to have a better life. EDIYL also provides parenting classes and academic support. Call the number below or email everydayimprovingyouthlives@gmail.com to find out more and get involved in their programs.

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Florence Crittenton Services

Florence Crittenton Services

help for teen mothers

Denver Metro

Denver

Florence Crittenton Services provides a family resource center to help teen mothers and their children. They provide a Early Childhood Education Center, health center, and free high school for teen mothers. Call for more information. You can also email them through their website by clicking on the Contact Us button.

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GoodTurn Cycles

GoodTurn Cycles

Denver Metro

Littleton

GoodTurn Cycles serves young adults aged 16-24, primarily from low income families, who haven't found success in traditional education or employment systems. They help provide paid on-the-job skills training and mentorship that honors an individual's inherent self worth. Their job training program happens in one of their two retail bicycle shops. Participants learn the fundamentals of employment, retail customer service skills and the technical skills of bicycle mechanics. GoodTurn Cycles has two locations, one in Denver and the other in Littleton. If you are interested in applying, reach out via email or phone!

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I Matter

I Matter

free virtual counseling for youth

I Matter provides free mental health support for Colorado youth who are 18 or younger or 21 or younger if receiving special education services. The program will connect you with a therapist for up to six free virtual counseling services. Click on the website link to get started. Parents can also use this website.

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Impact Empowerment Group

Impact Empowerment Group

Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship help for Youth

Denver Metro

Denver

IEG provides programs in education, employment, and entrepreneurship. They can help you get out of a gang, make different choices, provide mentoring and help finding a job, improve your education, develop a career, become an entrepreneur, and more. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Job Corps

Job Corps

Northwest CO

Collbran

Collbran Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is a free residential educational and job training program for young adults ages 16-24. They will connect you to skills and the education you need to move forward in life. You can enroll online or call for more information. Click on the website, then click on Get Your Application Started.

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Judi’s House

Judi’s House

Denver Metro

Denver

Judi’s House provides grieving children and families a safe space to come together to find connection and healing. They offer a variety of services that revolve around grief support, community education, professional training, research & tools.

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Laurel House Apartments

Laurel House Apartments

Northwest CO

Grand Junction

Laurel House Apartments is supportive housing for homeless youth ages 18-24. The apartments are fully furnished and have full kitchens and single bathrooms. The building also has common space for cooking, art, community gatherings, and services. Contact The House in Grand Junction to learn more about how to apply for admission to Laurel House Apartments, and to learn about other housing options they may have. You can also click on the website to learn more.

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Life-Line

Life-Line

Denver Metro

Denver

Life-Line works with people of all ages who struggle with substance abuse and/or are transitioning out of gangs or incarceration. They provide counseling, mentoring, case management, pro-social activities, life skills, resource connections, career exploration and job readiness training. Life-Line is a WAGEES grant provider of re-entry help for people coming out of prison. They specialize in programs that support fatherhood, gang disengagement, substance abuse, and aggression replacement.

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LYRIC Colorado–Know Your Rights

LYRIC Colorado–Know Your Rights

Statewide

Denver

The purpose of LYRIC (Learn your Rights in Colorado) is to teach youth about their Constitutional rights. Their programming aims to bring Constitutional law to life for juveniles in schools, juvenile justice facilities, and community settings. We suggest watching their video about knowing your rights.

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Metro DEEP

Metro DEEP

Denver Metro

Denver

Metro DEEP is an Economic Development Organization focused on the African descended population. They have departments in Youth Development, Career and Workforce, and Entrepreneurial Development. They also have two wealth-building strategies in real estate development and home ownership; the second is in investments. Their long-term goal is "to make a wealth mentality the most popular among our people and our short term goal is to ensure that you get what you need, not to survive, but to thrive." Click on the website below for more information (look under the Events and Programs tabs), email admin@metrodeep.com, or call one of the numbers below for more information.

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Mile High Youth Corps

Mile High Youth Corps

Denver Metro

Denver

Mile High Youth Corps is currently accepting applications for positions in Denver and Colorado Springs. Check on their website for more information, including a button to Apply Now. For youth ages 16-24, you'll learn hands-on job skills though their programs.

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Movement 5280

Movement 5280

Day Shelter & Community Center

Denver Metro

Englewood

Movement 5280 has three primary focuses: Survive, Thrive, and Revive. Movement 5280 provides a "family of support" to unhoused youth who have aged out of foster care and any other at-risk young people lacking guidance as they transition to adulthood. They also provide a separate no-barrier food pantry called Englewood's Table as well as a non-denominational church called Lost & Found Church to be able to provide a safe-space for people who are experiencing homelessness, justice involvement, sober living, addiction recovery or anyone in the community who would like to attend. Movement 5280 is committed to providing wrap around services that are sourced from trauma informed models. Consider reaching out to them if you are part of the unhoused young adult population.

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Posada Homeless Youth Services

Posada Homeless Youth Services

Southeast CO

Pueblo

Posada Homeless Youth Service is for youth 12-24 who are homeless, living out of a car, living in a motel, staying with friends, etc. They provide laundry, care products, blankets, sleeping bags, clothing, snacks, job and education help, medical care, mental health counseling, and referrals to other services.

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Project Avary

Project Avary

Statewide

Project Avary is a nonprofit that provides support for kids with an incarcerated parent. The program, which has a six-week commitment, is open to kids ages 8 to 18, and it's free. Small groups meet up together online, along with counselors who all have lived experience with parental incarceration. The meetings are a unique opportunity of connecting with other kids with the same experience of having a parent currently or formerly in prison. Groups are one hour long and held after school hours. To learn more and apply for the program, click on the website link where you'll see the link to their application. You can also call Danielle at 720-600-4925 if you have any questions.

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project Foster Power (pFP)

project Foster Power (pFP)

project Foster Power is a group of current and former foster youth, ages 15 to 25+, who are using their voices and experiences to improve the Colorado child welfare system through youth-led organizing and advocacy. pFp is hosted by the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center and a partner of Foster Youth in Action, a network of groups across the United States and Canada that believe in the power of foster youth voice. To learn more about project Foster Power or attend an upcoming member meeting/event, email projectfosterpower@childlawcenter.org or call 720-691-5901. You can also follow pFp on Facebook or Instagram @projectfosterpower.

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Purple Door Coffee

Purple Door Coffee

Denver Metro

Denver

Purple Door Coffee offers employment, upskilling, and hands on training to teens and young adults who have been homeless and want to leave homelessness behind. They are a social enterprise collaboration from Dry Bones.

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Rise Above

Rise Above

Rise Above Colorado is a statewide prevention organization that measurably impacts teen perceptions and attitudes about the risks of substance misuse to help youth make empowered, healthy choices. Rise Above Colorado offers expertise and collaboration to communities across Colorado through our Colorado Constellation Project (CCP). The CCP is a network of youth and adults across the state who implement substance misuse prevention efforts in a meaningful and authentic way. Rise Above serves to align resources and approaches between partners at the community and statewide levels, allowing for youth substance misuse prevention strategies to be coordinated and have maximum impact across the social ecology and geography of Colorado.

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Sarah’s Home

Sarah’s Home

Statewide

Sarah's Home provides healing, restoration, and reintegration for girls ages 12 to 18 rescued from the forced commercial sex trade. Services include education through an accredited school on the property, life skills, medical care, counseling, and more. Single rooms are fully furnished in a home located in a safe rural location. The cost is based on your income. Call the number listed for more information, or you may write to the address.

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Savio

Savio

Denver Metro

Denver

Savio is a non-profit organization that supports children and youth by strengthening family relationships. Providing in-home therapeutic treatment to children and their families is at the core of what they do, allowing therapists an understanding to the root causes of a family’s dysfunction and prescribe the right treatment. Other services offered include adolescent services, 24 hour care, child protection, safe care parent support and the Child First program.

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Servicios de La Raza Youth Re-Entry WAGEES20 Program

Servicios de La Raza Youth Re-Entry WAGEES20 Program

Denver Metro

Denver

Servicios de la Raza offers Youth Re-entry WAGEES20, which is re-entry help and case management for justice-involved adults ages 18-24. You'll get help with work clothing, tools, school supplies, and transportation. They help with educational training to assist youth succeed in community college courses. Click on the website to learn about all of the services and connections they offer.

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Southwest Conservation Corps

Southwest Conservation Corps

Southwest CO

Salida/Alamosa

Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) has opportunities for young adults ages 18-24 in the San Luis Valley. Young adults with criminal records are warmly encouraged to apply. SCC provides youth, young adults, and veterans with structured, safe and challenging service and educational opportunities through projects that promote personal growth, the development of social skills, and an ethic of natural resource stewardship. SCC Los Valles runs programming out of Salida and Alamosa, and their main office is in Salida.

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Sun Valley Youth Center

Sun Valley Youth Center

Denver Metro

Denver

The Sun Valley Youth Center is a non-profit after school and summer program for kids ages five to sixteen in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood. They use a trauma informed model of caregiving to set Sun Valley youth and families up for success. They are also engaged in a lot of local community events, advocacy work and even providing classes for parents. Sun Valley residents only!

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Tennyson Center for Children

Tennyson Center for Children

Statewide

At Tennyson Center for Children, they aim to build stronger and healthier kids and families. Many students arrive at their K-12, school-based, day-treatment program having experienced complex trauma. By integrating social, emotional, behavioral, and academic learning into the program, students see tremendous growth. During the 2020/2021 year, they saw a 67% increase in reading proficiency and a 79% increase in math proficiency which are enormous achievements for students who typically arrive at Tennyson two to three years behind in school. Outside of their Day Treatment Program, they also offer a multitude of child and family therapy services that provide support across Colorado – and beyond. The wide array of Community Programs supports children, teens, adults, parents, families, foster families, and parents-to-be. They hold themselves to a high standard of care across all their programs and services to ensure children and families receive the level of care they deserve.

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TGTHR

TGTHR

TGTHR offers a variety of resources to unhoused youth

Denver Metro

Boulder

TGTHR helps unhoused youth within the Boulder area. They have been delivering resources in the community for over 55 years. Ending youth homelessness requires all young people to have a place to live, employment, access to education, wellness, and a supportive community. TGTHR has a multitude of resources that range from shelters, assistance to individuals aging out of foster care, drop in centers, supportive transitional housing, case management and much more.

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The Center on Colfax–Rainbow Alley

The Center on Colfax–Rainbow Alley

Drop-in center for LGBTQ youth

Denver Metro

Denver

The Center on Colfax is a safe and welcoming place for Colorado's LGBTQ community. Rainbow Alley is located there, and it's for LGBTQ youth and their allies ages 11 to 21. They provide a drop-in space, youth-led events and activities, counseling and support groups, health services and life skills—all in a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment.

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The Crowley Foundation

The Crowley Foundation

Youth Educational and Mentoring Opportunities

Denver Metro

Denver

The Crowley Foundation helps to connect & building young men by providing educational opportunities through academic instruction, life skills, social/emotional learning, relationship building & career exploration. They foster empowerment by providing leadership development programs, promoting artistic expression as well as healthy lifestyles. Many of the services are after school programs and hands on workshops. If you would like to become one of their graduates, apply on their website.

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The Master’s Apprentice

The Master’s Apprentice

Denver Metro

Denver

The Master's Apprentice is a faith-based pre-apprentice program that prepares you to enter the trades and assists in career placement. The program is for people 18-45 years old. The program prepares you to work in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, welding, masonry, or HVAC. You must have your high school diploma or equivalency (GED), a driver's license, and be able to pass a drug test. If you do not have one of the above, this program can work with your circumstances to ensure your successful placement. You can apply online through their website or call Jude Carstensen at the number below to learn more.

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The Matthews House Youth & Family Center

The Matthews House Youth & Family Center

help for youth to get a job, find housing, and more

Northeast CO

Fort Collins

The Matthews House Youth & Family Center provides services for families and youth ages 8 to 24. Their staff help youth with life skills, finding a job, connecting to housing, and group classes. You can self-refer by calling them.

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The Place

The Place

Many types of help for homeless youth in Colorado Springs

Southeast CO

Colorado Springs

The Place, formerly known as Urban Peak, provides help for youth ages 15 -24 experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness. Services include health, employment readiness, life skills, education, and more. All services are free and individualized. If you are in the Colorado Springs area and do not feel safe, text the word “SAFE” to 4HELP (44357) and you'll be instructed where the closest safe place is to you.

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The Right Way Foundation Youth Program

The Right Way Foundation Youth Program

Resources and programs for youth in Aurora

Denver Metro

Aurora

The Right Way Foundation helps youth ages 8-24 with programs and support. Sometimes youth are referred by the court, but you can also call yourself to see if they can help you with resources, training, programs, and more. Click on the website link to learn more and send an email. You can also call the number provided.

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The Source

The Source

Homeless youth shelter & drop-in center

Denver Metro

Boulder

The Source is a homeless youth shelter & drop-in center. The Source provides a safe, welcoming environment for all genders with the goal to move young people from unstable living situations to safety and self-sufficiency. The overnight shelter is available for up to 16 young people between the ages of 12-21. The drop-in program’s first priority is to provide food, showers, laundry services, clean clothes, and access to medical care. Its second priority is to provide additional resources and support to assist individuals with their goals around housing, employment, and education. Program participants receive employment assistance, access to education programs, long-term housing navigation, support and inclusivity groups, family coaching services, life-skills development, mental and physical wellness support, and an array of individual and group activities.

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Trevor Project Lifeline

Trevor Project Lifeline

Statewide

Trevor Project is the only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQIA+ young people under 25. you can also use their website to chat with confidential instant messaging, or text START to 678678.

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Urban Peak Denver

Urban Peak Denver

shelter and supportive housing for youth

Denver Metro

Denver

Urban Peak Denver provides a shelter and housing programs. The housing programs provide a variety of supportive services for youth 16-24. The shelter is for youth 15-20 and open every day of the year. Contact Urban Peak to learn more.

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Urban Peak Denver’s The Spot

Urban Peak Denver’s The Spot

Drop-in center for help with education, jobs, housing connections

Denver Metro

Denver

Urban Peak Denver's The Spot provides a drop-in center and help accessing education, jobs, and housing for youth.

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Urban Peak–Employment & Training Services Team

Urban Peak–Employment & Training Services Team

Denver Metro

Denver

Urban Peak’s Employment & Training Services team helps youth ages 15 -24 experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness. Services include Job Readiness Training (JRT), career training services, job search assistance, job placement and job retention services. All services are free and individualized with the help of a case manager. Hours vary based on locations, address below is the Shelter. Drop-in Center is located on 2100 Stout st.

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Voluntad

Voluntad

Denver Metro

Denver

Voluntad, formerly known as Street's Hope, helps people who have experienced human trafficking and exploitation. They meet each person on their unique journey, encouraging safety and prevention of further trauma.

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Were You Ever in Foster Care? Here’s How to Find Out If the Government Took Your Money

Were You Ever in Foster Care? Here’s How to Find Out If the Government Took Your Money

The Marshall Project presents information for people who were in foster care to find out if there are benefits due to them. Click on the website link to see the article and find out how.

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Workforce Centers–Youth & Young Adult Programs

Workforce Centers–Youth & Young Adult Programs

Statewide

Workforce Centers across Colorado have funds to help youth and young adults with employment. If you're between 14-24 years old, live in a low income family, and have one or more challenges, such as deficiency in math or reading skills, misdemeanor or felony record, documented disability, school drop out, homeless/runaway, pregnant or parenting, or in foster care, you may qualify for help through one of their programs. Click on the website to learn more about the programs. You'll find the statewide list of Workforce Centers on Remerg.com in the Jobs & Training section. Call and tell the operator that you are a youth or young adult and you'll be connected to the right person for these programs.

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Young Adult Legal Advocacy Program (YALA)

Young Adult Legal Advocacy Program (YALA)

Free legal advocacy provided by Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center

Young Adult Legal Advocacy Program (YALA) at the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center provides free legal advocacy for young people, ages 18-25, to address a variety of civil legal issues that serve as a barrier to successful transition to adulthood. Some of the legal issues they help with include: juvenile expungement, landlord-tenant disputes including eviction support, name change and gender marker change, FAFSA supports, ID and exceptions processing support, de-registration, and public assistance. They are also able to connect you with resource partners when they aren’t able to directly assist you. To get help from YALA, click on the website link below and fill out the referral form. It's easy to fill out, and they'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Young People in Recovery

Young People in Recovery

Statewide

Greetings from YPR. YPR creates a foundation for those in recovery, seeking recovery, curious about recovery, those who are allies of recovery and any human who has been affected by addiction including youth ages 14-18. We support all of humankind! YPR prides itself on offering Recovery Support Services which are FREE to ALL! We want to spread the word on how to break the stigma of addiction while coming together in many different ways for support. We can provide HARM REDUCTION supplies like Narcan. Find us on Facebook and Instagram. There are a wide variety of events and meetings as well as community partners that YPR. They have chapters in Adams County (Commerce City, Brighton, etc), Arapahoe County (Aurora, etc.), Canon City, Cortez, Denver and Durango as well as two Latin Chapters in Denver and Aurora

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