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The House

Together we provide homeless youth on the Western Slope with safety through short-term housing programs, warmth, and hope for a new day.

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263: The number of homeless youth in Mesa County in 2018. That’s 263 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

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

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.


Matthew’s House, Benni’s House, and three licensed Host Homes make up our Transitional Living Program. The Transitional Living Program provides 11 beds and services for up to two years.

ZOE House

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. 

Homeless Youth in 2018


Staff and Guardians Committed To Make A Difference In Their Lives

Recent News & Upcoming Events

The House is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts to The House are tax deductible in the United States.

We will frequently share stories, grants received, upcoming events, volunteer highlights and more, so make sure to sign up for our Newsletter below!

Blue 4 Hope – Thank YOU!

Last night, October 8, 2019, hundreds of people showed up at the Grand Junction City Hall to show their support for The House and the youth in our community. Because of your support, the appeal against the Karis Apartment project was DENIED! 🙌🏼 We are are so thankful...

Taco Bell Grant Received

The Taco Bell Foundation believes in supporting the passions and dreams of youth, and we are so grateful to have recently received a grant from them. The Taco Bell Foundation invests in America’s youth, ages 16-24, and helps them pursue their educational goals and...

Donate Your Used Bike

Is your bike just sitting in your garage? If so, then it's time to donate your bike because we'll turn them into jobs and transportation for homeless youth! How it works: Donate your used bike to Brown Cycles on Main Street in Grand Junction. Browns Cycles employees...

"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.

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