Housing

NOTE: Because of the great need for supportive housing in Denver, the wait lists for Urban Peak’s housing programs are currently closed. If you need emergency shelter for youth 20 years and under, please contact Urban Peak’s shelter here.

Urban Peak owns and operates three apartment complexes: Rowan Gardens, the STAR (Starting Transition and Recovery) program, and Rocky Mountain Youth Housing. In addition, Urban Peak provides services in various apartments throughout the Denver metropolitan area through Denver’s Road Home Housing Program. In total, Urban Peak manages approximately 120 transitional housing units for youth in Denver.

These housing programs offer a wide range of flexible supportive services that reflect the differences and individual needs of each participant through individualized case management services.

Urban Peak approaches case management through a trauma-informed lens that focuses on individualized, strength based case plans. Young adults in Urban Peak’s housing programs are assigned a case manager who works with them to:

  • explore their individual backgrounds
  • assess their strengths and needs
  • identify personal and professional goals
  • enroll the youth in appropriate supportive services
  • help youth access resources including healthcare, education, employment, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment and counseling

The ultimate goal of the housing programs is to support youth as they build the confidence and skills necessary to transition to safe and stable housing.

STAR (ages 18 through 24)
STAR is a sober supportive learning community with 16 units of housing where you can live and receive supportive services including one-on-one case management, weekly individual and group therapy for addiction recovery and mental illness, education and employment training, job readiness training and health care as you need it.

Rowan Gardens (ages 17 through 21)
Rowan Gardens is a supportive living community for youth who struggle with a mental, physical, or developmental disability with the goal to help you learn and grow toward independence. At Rowan Gardens, you will receive your own case manager and other services to support your journey, including mental health services, community groups, life skills groups, individual counseling, community dinners, and recreational activities.

Rocky Mountain Youth Housing (ages 16 through 24)
Rocky Mountain Youth Housing serves youth who are interested in participating in school, work and/or volunteer activities. At Rocky Mountain, you will learn how to access resources to help you meet your needs, work with a case manager to set goals and create a plan to move toward independence. At Rocky Mountain you will participate in group activities and classes to help build relationships with others in the community.

Road Home Housing Program (ages 18 through 24)
Through Road Home, we will help you lease a community apartment for one year in one of the approved locations in the Denver metropolitan area and will work with you to create your own service plan and meet weekly with the program’s case manager. As a part of the program, each tenant is asked to have a full-time schedule (32 hours a week or more) which can be a combination of work and school or just work.

Stout Street Lofts Housing Program (ages 18 through 24)
The Stout Street Lofts housing program is designed to help Urban Peak youth get off the streets and into their own apartment and is designed to help participants develop self-sufficiency and independent living skills through individualized case plans.