Urban Peak Colorado Springs

Urban Peak helps youth experiencing homelessness and youth at risk of becoming homeless overcome real life challenges by providing essential services and a supportive community, empowering them to become self-sufficient adults.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Urban Peak Colorado Springs​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
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Former Name(s)
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Acronym
UPCS
Date Established
2000
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
EZ Tax Credit
Tax ID
84-1549702
Addresses
Headquarters Address
423 E. Cucharras Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Colorado Location
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Mailing Address
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Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
719-338-9257
Fax Number
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Other Phone Number
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Web/Email
Email
coloradosprings@urbanpeak.org
Website
www.urbanpeak.org/colorado-springs/
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Mission Statement

Mission:
Urban Peak ignites the potential in youth to exit homelessness and create self-determined fulfilled lives.


Vision:
All Colorado youth have safe housing, supportive relationships, and the opportunity for self-sufficiency and success.

Organization History

In May of 1999, a coalition of service providers from Colorado Springs came together to address the growing homeless youth population in Colorado Springs and surrounding area. They approached Urban Peak, a Denver shelter and drop-in center for homeless youth, and asked the agency to implement a program in Colorado Springs. With support from eight agencies that serve homeless people, Urban Peak completed a feasibility study, conducted a street count to identify homeless youth, and met with numerous providers, the Police, and the Department of Human Services to evaluate the need for services. In 1999, Urban Peak Colorado Springs was incorporated and began to develop a plan to serve the Pikes Peak region.

UPCS remains the only agency in Colorado Springs exclusively providing services to homeless and runaway youth aged 15-20. In December 2000, UPCS began providing case management, street outreach, food, and health services to homeless and runaway youth in Colorado Springs. The program has since expanded to offer a continuum of services including; a 20-bed shelter, intensive individualized case management, job skills training and placement, life skills training, supportive transitional housing options, mental health care, and medical care.

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