Urban Peak

The Issue:

According to the 2013 Point-In-Time survey conducted by the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI), there are approximately 921 youth between the ages of 13 to 24 on the streets in Denver on any given night. Nationally, there is an estimated 575,000—1.6 million youth who experience homelessness each year in the United States.

Our Mission:

Urban Peak ignites the potential in youth to exit homelessness and create self-determined, fulfilled lives.

Organizational Overview:

Founded in 1988, Urban Peak is the only non-profit organization in Denver that provides a full convergence of services for youth ages 15 through 24 experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Our goal is to meet youth where they are and to provide them with the assistance and support they need to become self-sufficient or obtain the necessary services they need to maintain a safe existence. Urban Peak provides numerous programs and services that are founded on the principles of trauma-informed care* to assist youth in reaching their potential and living a successful life off of the streets. Services include street outreach, a 40-bed shelter for youth ages 15 through 20, a daytime drop-in center, transitional housing, education and employment services, case management, life skills courses, mental health evaluations, meals and more.

If you have any questions about Urban Peak and the services we provide, feel free to contact our Development Manager at: [email protected] or at 303.974.2954.