Meet the basic needs of the homeless and poor residents of the Denver metropolitan area while increasing their ability to become and remain self-sufficient. The overarching outcome of Community Outreach Service Center's Charity's House is to reduce the rate of recidivism among African-American male ex-offenders in northeast Denver, moving the client from dependency to healthy self-sufficiency.
Nurture Healthy Minds
Professionalize and sustain recovery residence, habilitation and trans outreach programs for women with substance use disorders who are exiting incarceration or experiencing other life traumas such as homelessness, domestic violence or persistent mental health issues through REcoveryBUILD.
Hire two Certified Peer Recovery Specialists to provide nonclinical programs to the Homeward Pikes Peak's clients. El Paso County has a documented need for recovery services and supports of community members with substance use disorders.
Provide peer-based substance misuse recovery programming to increase access to peer navigation, substance misuse services, recovery housing and employment coaching in the Denver metro area. Tribe Recovery Homes's (TRH) community-based model meets participants where they are and connects them to a community of peers with whom they can both give and receive support.
Enhancing and Expanding Social Emotional Services, Supports and Programs For Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Enhance social-emotional programming for youth experiencing homelessness, with a special focus on Black males and LGBTQ youth. Urban Peak (UP) also seeks to increase equity, diversity and inclusion work to ensure capacity in delivering and evaluating culturally competent programming.
Provide primary prevention healthy relationships education to low-income youth of color through Project PAVE's True Man and Path to Healthy Relationships (PTHR) year-long programming in DPS schools. PAVE will also provide deeper engagement opportunities for youth survivors of violence through psychoeducational support groups and empower youth to become leaders in the effort to end violence in the community through the Youth Community Educators Program (YCEP).
Support El Teatro VolArte and Su Teatro Employment Program (STEP), a dual effort to build youth resiliency by nurturing the protective factors that strengthen youth health and well being.
Maintain and enhance La Cocina's current bilingual (Spanish-English) Latinx youth resilience behavioral health program for Latinx and immigrant preadolescents and adolescents and their families. Structured as a multi-generational approach to decreasing symptoms of toxic stress, including anxiety and depression, Sin Fronteras focuses on ethnic identity development as the key protective factor in promoting Latinx youth mental health and recovery.
Provide this vulnerable population with the support to manage their health, rebuild their lives, and begin the long journey to recovery.
Create a structure of support for LGBTQ homeless youth in Mesa County that will invite them to healthy community and improve their resilience and mental health.