Alternative Homes for Youth has been working with abused, neglected, underserved, high needs youth (and their families) since 1976. Kids come to us from all over the state of Colorado (and sometimes neighboring states) to work through their issues with drugs, or gang involvement, excessive violence, or their own victimization issues; kids whose parental rights have been terminated or kids who have jumped from foster care to foster care while their parents try to get their lives together enough to make it to a one hour weekly meeting with their own child. Some of our kids' families are still together, living at home, with both parents actively involved in their child's treatment. We work with kids who have flunked out of school or are on parole. We work with kids whose self-esteem and their hope has been so diminished that they truly believe they don't deserve to live. We work with kids-any kids-who need help. We have spent over 40 years helping these children and their families so that they-and we- may subsist in a healthier and safer community.
AHFY is a not-for-profit state-licensed mental health treatment organization dedicated to helping youth and their families find new hope and opportunity. We are a violence and victim intervention and prevention program, working with the community from a variety of angles. We have a mentoring and tracking program for adolescents involved with the Division of Youth Corrections. We conduct community-based therapy, as well as in-home therapy. On a residential level, we have a treatment center for male youth who have been abused, abusive and traumatized. We also provide independent living services and opportunities.