Urban Peak

 

 

 

 

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 help these youth overcome real life challenges and become self-sufficient adults.

Urban Peak

Urban Peak

2100 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80205

303.974.2900

Website

 

Distance from Regis: 3.5 miles

By Bike: 35 minutes                    

By Car: 13 minutes                      

By Bus: #52/ 35 minutes

About Urban Peak Denver

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 help these youth overcome real life challenges and become self-sufficient adults.

We do this by providing five essential services at little or no cost to the youth:

  • an overnight shelter

  • a daytime Drop-In Center

  • Street Outreach

  • Education & Employment programming

  • Supportive housing

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 exit a life on the streets. Urban Peak’s programs and services are founded on the principles of trauma-informed care and positive youth development and assist youth in reaching their potential and living a successful life off of the streets.

How You Can Serve

Drop-In Center:

As a volunteer in the Drop-In Center, students will help youth accessing basic needs. Many youth accessing these services are currently living in shelters or sleep on the streets. The Drop-In Center is located Downtown Denver and open Monday through Friday providing access to showers/laundry, life skills classes, meals, case management, clothing, and other essential basic needs like hygiene products, access to computers, and an address to receive mail. This location will help staff run stations during open hours or have an opportunity to lead life skills classes or groups.

 

· Monday: 9am-12:30pm

· Tuesday: 9am-12:30pm

· Wednesday: 9am-12:30pm

· Thursday: 9am-12:30pm

· Friday: 9am-12:30pm

 

Housing:

As a volunteer in our housing programs, students will work with staff and other volunteers in ensuring the well-being and safety of our clients. Urban Peak owns and operates three housing programs in the Denver metro area. If placed in one of our housing buildings, the main goal is to support healthy relationships with clients and staff through the provision of Social Emotional groups.

 

· Monday: 5:00pm-9:00pm

· Tuesday: 5:00pm-9:00pm

· Wednesday: 5:00pm-9:00pm

· Thursday: 5:00pm-9:00pm

· Friday: 5:00pm-9:00pm

 

Education and Employment:

As a volunteer in Education and Employment (E&E), your most important role will be providing one on one education tutoring to youth preparing for high school or GED testing. Urban Peak provides classroom space for youth to take practice GED tests, learn new skills, and prepare for their future goals. Students may also work alongside staff in sorting and organizing donations. Our E&E department is located at our shelter location, and all youth accessing Urban Peak services are encouraged to get engaged with that programming.

 

· Monday: 1:30pm-5:00pm

· Tuesday: 1:30pm-5:00pm

· Thursday: 1:30pm-5:00pm

· Friday: 1:30pm-5:00pm

 

**Please note that the volunteer shifts available for students are based on our current needs.

 

Characteristics in a student: Ability to multi-task, compassionate, personable, and comfortable with diversity

 

Additional requirements/paperwork: Volunteer Application, TB test, Fingerprinting Web resources: http://www.UrbanPeak.org

For More Information, Contact:

Clayton Gonzales, Director of Programs

Urban Peak

(303) 974-2905, clayton.gonzales@urbanpeak.org

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