We are so excited to announce the Grand Opening of the Laurel House apartments (formerly Karis Apartments) October 1 – 4, 2020!
Laurel House Grand Opening Summary of Events
Thursday, October 1, 2020 Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies of Laurel House apartments – Reserved for sponsors only. You will hear from the Karis Executive Director, honoree, and other distinguished guest speakers. The celebrations will also include tours of the grounds and apartment building with complimentary catering.
Friday, October 2, 2020 Karis Staff & Partnership Tour – We would like to invite and welcome all Karis staff and community partners to tour the Laurel House apartments.
Saturday, October 3, 2020 Community Tour Day – Available by time slot reservation, we welcome and invite the community to tour the Laurel House apartments.
Sunday, October 4, 2020 Community Church Service at Laurel House Apartments – An open invitation to the community to participate in Sunday Church Service at the Laurel House apartments hosted by several community pastors. Tours will be available to those in attendance.
Karis will have live streaming of all events and will offer a digital tour on our website and social media platforms.
Sign Up For A Tour
Grand Opening Tours are available October 2 – 4 for those who register in advance. Limited spots available.
Laurel House Updates
"I was very excited to be a part of building this. I wouldn’t have been here without The House." Stephen Scheer spent a good portion of his formative years at The House. A 15 year-old juvenile delinquent when he began our program, Stephen is now a plumbing apprentice...
We are so thrilled at the progress being made on the Karis Apartments! This past week the team started framing the exterior wall for the management office and finished second floor framing. Coming up in the next week our builder will: Start installing the roof...
Last year, there were more than 250 youth in our community without homes or guardians. We all want better for them.
Many of these youth find hope in the house’s short-term programs, but others are at risk for sexual exploitation, long-term homelessness, or even death on the streets.
About Laurel House
“The Laurel House apartments will bring hope to our most vulnerable youth before they face a lifetime of homelessness.”
— David Scanga, Karis Board Chair
“The building was designed to evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity for residents and visitors alike. We tried to create a place that blends into its environment yet creates a distinct impression for those who experience it.”
— Stacey, Laurel House Architect
Apartments will have full kitchens & single bathrooms & will be fully furnished.
The building will have a single point of entry and be professionally managed. There will be a large, secure, south-facing patio off the main room and more than 30,000 square feet of outdoor space for a dog run, children’s play equipment, and recreational activities.
The building will have more than 3,000 square feet of common space for optional services, community gatherings, electronic gaming, art, and cooking.
Help Bring These Youth Home
Together we provide homeless, unaccompanied youth on the Western Slope with safety, warmth and hope for a new day.
One-Time or Recurring Options Available
KARIS, Inc. PO Box 2837
Grand Jct, CO 81502
Make a pledge toward keeping our youth safe. You can divide the remainder into multiple payments over the next TWO or THREE years.
"You guys saved my life."
— Tyler, House youth, 2019