About Urban Peak

2019 Impact Report

Dear Urban Peak Family,

We are excited to share our 2019 Impact Report, which highlights some of our work in the last year. It also includes stories about a few remarkable young people who have had an impact on our lives.

As we witness rapid and dramatic upheaval and change – some of it very challenging and much of it inspiring and hopeful – it is as important as ever to take time to reflect on the work we do and the people we serve.

Your support for Urban Peak, as friends, volunteers and donors, is what makes all of this possible. Many of the youth we serve would have nowhere else to go if it weren’t for Urban Peak. We would have no way to do our work if it weren’t for you.

We have been humbled by the good and generosity we’ve seen in the last few months, and we continue to be touched by the young people who cross our paths. If you feel touched by what you read, please share it with a friend. And if you’re inspired to give, we would be grateful.

With gratitude,

Christina Carlson, CEO

P.S. If you’d like a hard copy of the 2019 Impact Report, contact us at [email protected]​k.org.



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Founded in 1988, Urban Peak is the only non-profit organization in Denver that provides a full convergence of services for youth ages 15 through 24 experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Our goal is to help these youth overcome real life challenges and become self-sufficient adults.

We do this by providing five essential services at little or no cost to the youth:

  • an overnight shelter
  • a daytime Drop-In Center
  • Street Outreach
  • Education & Employment programming
  • Supportive housing

Our goal is to meet youth where they are and to provide them with the assistance and support they need to become self-sufficient or obtain the necessary services they need to exit a life on the streets. Urban Peak’s programs and services are founded on the principles of trauma-informed care* and positive youth development and assist youth in reaching their potential and living a successful life off of the streets.

*To provide trauma-informed services means that we understand an individual’s experience of trauma impacts every area of human functioning — physical, mental, behavioral, social, intellectual and spiritual. Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives.