Awards for Excellence Finalist in the Youth Development Category by bhq98505

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									                  Awards for Excellence
               Finalist in the Youth Development Category
                                    Urban Peak Denver
                                          730 21st St.
                                      Denver, CO 80205
                             Ph: 303.623.5772 Fax: 303.623.0140
                   Email: Robert.Ham@urbanpeak.org (Contact: Robert Ham)
                                 Website: www.urbanpeak.org

                              Executive Director: Kay Ramachandran

Mission: helps young people overcome homelessness and other real life challenges by providing safety,
respect, essential services and a supportive community, empowering them to become self-reliant adults

Summary: Urban Peak of Denver helps youth overcome homelessness and other real life
challenges by providing a safe environment, essential services, and a supportive, respectful
community. The only licensed youth shelter in Denver, Urban Peak empowers young people
to become self-reliant adults by providing meals, shelter, employment assistance, GED prep
classes, counseling and creative art projects. Throughout a young person’s time with Urban
Peak, they are viewed as a partner in decision making and treated with respect. Last year
Urban Peak assisted 303 homeless and runaway youth exit a life on the streets through family
reunification, appropriate placement, or independent living.

Statistics:
       Last year Urban Peak helped 303 homeless and runaway youth permanently exit
       the streets
       $60 covers the cost of one night of shelter for a youth

Quotations:

“Urban Peak has given me the most important aspect of life: Hope!”

                                                        -   Ken, former UPD client

“I wouldn’t be anywhere without Urban Peak. Everything in my life today is directly affected
by the support I got while I lived and worked there. I have job that I love because your staff
was willing to teach me what I needed to know to work in the nonprofit sector.”

                                                        -   Andrea, former UPD client

								
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