The PLACE provides wrap-around support services to homeless and runaway youth (ages 15-24) in an effort to address the neglect, abuse, and trauma they have endured. We aim to prevent further harm, lessen their long-term risks, and reduce their overall likelihood of becoming chronically homeless adults. We strive for the most flexible and individualized approach to help youth succeed.
Every young person deserves a place to belong. Our long-term strategy to end youth and young adult homelessness in the Pikes Peak region is best summarized in our definition of HOME:
• Housing that is safe, stable, and affordable
• On-going positive relationships with safe adults and peers
• Meaning through engagement, education, and employment
• Emotional, social, physical, and psychological well-being
Volunteers who can complete background requirements are needed to help prepare meals in the shelter. In-kind donation items include towels(bath & hand/face), pillows, reusable water bottles, ethnic/natural hair products, toilet paper/paper towels, dishwasher detergent/dish soap, sponge and cleaning cloths, bus passes and gift cards ($10 increments) for grocery stores, Wal-Mart, Target, 7-11, fast food, etc. We ONLY accept NEW goods.
For our complete list of in-kind needs, visit our website at https://theplacecos.org/in-kind-donations.
54% of the youth we serve exit homelessness into safe and stable environments
“The thing about the shelter is that they don’t discourage…they encourage. They don’t discriminate. They accept you for who you are.” — Drake, age 19