Laurel House is officially open!
(265 individual youth. This number is unduplicated)
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.
Recent News & Upcoming Events
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As you know, The House is considered home to many people, from our program residents to our volunteers and staff. We are fully aware of heightened concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), especially in larger spaces where many do reside and work together. We care...
The House is pleased to announce that we will be offering RENT RELIEF and housing support to Western Slope youth impacted by COVID-19! See below to find out if you or someone you know is eligible. Please call 970-393-3703 for more information.
Exposure, frostbite, and a decline in mental health just are some of the impacts cold weather can have on anyone, but especially those who are homeless. People can be in real danger when temperatures drops below 40 degrees. Watch the full video by Western Slope Now to...
Our thanks to the good folks at First Methodist Church of Grand Junction for inviting our e.d. John Mok-Lamme to 'speak' at their service. The video gives a good introduction to our work with homeless youth here in Mesa County.
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. Opening October 2020.
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
"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.