The number of homeless youth in Mesa County in 2018. That’s 265 teens too many.
We want to end youth homelessness. That’s our mission. That’s our passion. And that’s why we hope you’ll join us.
Together we can guide these homeless youth into promises of hope and future.
34-unit apartment building for homeless youth (ages 18 to 24). Will provide permanent housing and services for young people at serious risk of long-term homelessness. Breaking ground in the fall of 2019.
The House is 10 bed temporary shelter for homeless, runaway, and unaccompanied youth ages 13 through 20. The House helps teens move towards stable and safe housing and other youth-driven goals through intensive case management and support from advocates, volunteers, and mentors.
The Street Outreach Program (SOP) reaches out to homeless, runaway and unaccompanied youth between ages 13 and 24 in Mesa County who are living on the street or couch surfing. The program employees Youth Advocates who reach out to homeless youth on the streets, at locations that these youth frequent, and at all high schools in Mesa County.
Bonnie’s House is a five bed permanent supportive housing program for homeless youth in Mesa County. Youth in this program receive supportive services provided in part through Karis and in part through Whole Health Limited, an affiliate of Mind Springs Health.
Zoe House is a safe transitional housing program for youth survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Zoe House serves 18-24 year olds and their dependents who are homeless or about to become homeless because they are survivors of the aforementioned crimes.
If you have a spare room in your home, you can provide youth experiencing homelessness with the safety and security they need to reach their full potential. You can give them a HOME.
Homeless Youth in 2018
Staff and Guardians Committed To Make A Difference In Their Lives
Recent News & Upcoming Events
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A new program will let you give some or all of your state income tax refund to support our work. In 2019, Colorado returned more than $1 billion in refunds to 1.9 million state taxpayers. In 2020, Coloradans who receive a state income tax refund will have a chance to...
We recently received a $17,500 grant for our Karis Apartments! This money will go toward furnishing the new 34-unit apartment complex that’s under construction for homeless youth.The project should be finished by late summer or early fall. Karis Executive Director...
The Highland Rogues, a non-profit organization based in Western Colorado, stopped by The House on Friday, January 17 for some special entertainment. They specialize in re-enactment, entertainment and education of the golden age of piracy including but not limited to...
"Every youth in our community deserves a safe and stable place to call home.”
– Randall Cupp, Karis Board Member
“I will do whatever I can . . . . to help make a difference so that no family has to endure the we have over the past two years”
– Amy Fettig, mother of Caleb who died on the streets.