The Place provides the roofs, resources and relationships that help youth exit homelessness. We work with youth ages 15 to 24, creating a safe environment of support, encouragement and hope. We are the only nonprofit organization in Colorado Springs that offers a full convergence of trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate and strength-based services for youth in homelessness.
With compassion, guidance, and support, positive change and healing can happen in support of youth to exit homelessness. When young people are involved with The Place, they have a real chance at finding success, from completing high school or starting higher education, finding sustainable employment or housing, managing a chronic mental illness, or reuniting with family in a safe environment.
Individually wrapped fruit snacks, crackers, granola bars, and beef jerky are always helpful. We also need basic housing supplies like toilet paper, cleaning supplies, brooms, dustpans, and mops.
Youth make up 9%-10% of people experiencing homelessness in the Pikes Peak Region.
“I love it [at The Place]! The staff are on top of everything. I wish I could give them something to thank them. They are doing so much for us.” — Chris, accessed emergency youth shelter in 2020