Organizations that Help

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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