Urban Peak Colorado Springs emergency shelter, is a 20 bed facility for youth ages 15 through 20. At the shelter, youth have their basic needs met—from meals to personal hygiene—in a safe environment. Beyond basic needs, youth at the shelter receive intensive case management, health services, and education & employment support, which are all designed to empower each individual youth build toward self-sufficiency based on their own identified goals and needs. Youth can also participate in a variety of life skills classes, the bike program, and take part in activities in the community, which range from hiking trips to volunteering.
The youth served at the shelter come from a variety of backgrounds, and we strive to be a safe community for all youth, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, class, educational background, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ability status.
—Urban Peak provided me with the most essential tool that can be offered to a young person: EMPOWERMENT Hayden, former client