Your donation helps homeless youth ages 13-24 in Mesa County, Colorado receive the services and support they need to transition out of homelessness and into self-sufficiency. These youth have limited access to resources to escape poverty and improve their well-being. Statistically, homeless youth are more likely to experience mental illness, suicide, substance use, and victimization, than are their housed peers. Additionally, they disproportionately identify as people of color and as LGBTQ, populations which have been historically excluded from opportunities. As the only provider of homeless youth services in Mesa County, Karis is an essential resource to helping these youth find safety, healing, and hope.
"I have the most amazing support system through Karis, that has changed my life in the best way possible. I truly believe that Karis is one of the most special organizations that exists." Aly, former youth