‘The Place’ in Colorado Springs raises awareness and provides resources to help homeless youth
Raising awareness to help homeless youth
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - An estimated 1 out of 10 youth experience homelessness in Colorado Springs and find themselves sleeping on the streets without a place to live.
“The Place” is a non-profit organization providing shelter, and a safe haven for youth to find the resources they need in order to transition off the streets. The housing program launched in December of 2000, and developed a shelter outreach community that has helped 7,650 young people since it first opened.
Food, shelter and clothing are provided in the 20 bed facility along with a support team and staff who are available to help 24 hours, 7 days a week and is the only licensed youth shelter in Colorado Springs.
Many homeless youth are left without family or a place to call home, and will find a warm safe place to live here. The goal is to bring youth the opportunity to become self-sufficient, and find new meaning in life.
For more on The Place, you can watch an in-depth interview with a representative from the organization at the top of this article.
For more information on how to volunteer or donate, click here.
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