Street Outreach Program
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 Street Outreach Program looks to bolster the protective factors of youth (connecting youth with schools, employment, health care, caring adults), reduce risk factors (substance use, unprotected sex, and emotional distress caused by lack of housing or gateway services), and to address the needs of youth who have been or are likely to be subjected to sexual abuse, commercial sexual exploitation, or sexual exploitation.
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.
Youth can also access SOP services at the Fourth House which is on Fourth and Main in Grand Junction. It is a safe place for youth to relax, do laundry, take a shower, enjoy a healthy meal, meet with an advocate, participate in group activities, and receive assistance with employment and education.
Do You Or Someone You Know Need Help?
If you or a teen you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.
To access services at The Drop in Center, you can stop by, or call our 24 hours hot-line, 970.234.7004.