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Laurel House Grand Opening

Laurel House Grand Opening

The Laurel House Grand Opening weekend was a success! We want to thank each of our sponsors and all who supported the event online or in person. We are eager to see this space transform the lives of the youth in our community who need it most by providing safety,...

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Former House Youth Helps Build Karis Apartments

Former House Youth Helps Build Karis Apartments

"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...

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Karis Apartments Building Progress Amid The Pandemic

Karis Apartments Building Progress Amid The Pandemic

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...

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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

Please see these documents if you are interested in naming/dedication opportunities. We are grateful for your consideration.

Special Thanks To Our Partners + Sponsors

Without their generous support, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Thank you.

Laurel House Web Sponsors, Laurel House, Homeless Youth Apartments