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URBAN PEAK DENVER: IMPACT IN 2012
In total, 2,550 youth were served across all program areas in Fiscal Year 2012.
From FY 2010 to FY 2012, the average annual year-over-year growth rate is 15%! Below are some of the highlights of the impact within the programs of Urban Peak. A full impact report will be available after the first of the year.
In FY 2012, 62% of all youth served were first time Urban Peak users. This equates to 1,592 of the 2,550 youth served agency-wide.
DROP IN CENTER
The Drop In Center @ The Spot served 1,407 youth in FY 2012, an increase of 12% over FY 2011. The most popular service was breakfast. 1,054 youth had 10,309 breakfasts at the DIC. That equates to an average of 9.7 breakfasts per youth. On average, the DIC serves 40 youth for breakfast.
• The DIC served the most youth of any program in FY 2012.
• 1,407 youth were served at the DIC in FY 2012, compared with 1,260 in FY 2011.
• 36% of first time Urban Peak youth “entered” UP through the Drop In Center.
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT
The program with the largest increase in the number of youth served from last year was E&E, which increased total youth served by 35%.
• 204 youth obtained employment agency wide compared with 165 in FY 2011 and 94 in FY 2010.
• 75 youth obtained their GED through Urban Peak.
OTHER PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
• 58% of clients exited the shelter to safe and stable environments.
• 80 youth were sheltered through working with the Outreach team; 77 returned home or were housed through working with the Outreach team.
• The number of duplicated street contacts for FY 2012 was 3,986, compared with 3,034 in FY 2011, and 1,642 in FY 2010.
SPECIAL NOTE: The Shelter has been sleeping overflow for two months, with more than 50 total youth in overflow since October 12, 2012.
• Urban Peak housed 196 youth in FY 2012.
• Housing clients received on average 27 hours of case management in FY 2012.
• 79% of housing clients exited to safe and stable living
• 38% of housing clients exited to an apartment of their own.
SPECIAL NOTE: 2013 marks the 10th year anniversary
of the STAR (Starting Transition and Recovery)Housing Program which helps youth with substance abuse and mental health issues. Since 2003, we have provided hundreds of youth with housing resulting in a substantial percentage of exits to safe and stable living environments off the streets.
• 1,164 youth received case management in FY 2012, an
increase of 46% over FY 2011.
• 112 received treatment, including mental health, substance abuse and family mediation.
LGBTQ YOUTH AND URBAN PEAK
At Urban Peak, we provide facilities and services on a nondiscriminatory basis and are committed to fostering a safe and welcoming environment for every person that walks through our doors.
We recognize that there are additional barriers that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth must face. According to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, between 20% and 40% of the estimated 1.6 million homeless youth in America identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.