Urban Peak


2100 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80205


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Christina Carlson

Year Established
Founded in 1988, Urban Peak is the only non-profit in Denver that provides a full convergence of services for youth experiencing homelessness.

Service Area
Denver & Colorado Springs

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

Urban Peak believes…
• In the transformational power of acceptance.
• In the responsible stewardship of our resources.
• That with compassion, guidance, and support, positive change and healing can happen.
• That ending youth homelessness changes trajectories, saves lives, and creates lasting community impact.

Urban Peak is committed…
• To problem solving, shared accountability, and a relentless focus on achieving real, sustainable, and measurable results for the youth we serve.
• To being a national model of innovation and best practice through intentional focus on continuous improvement and growth.
• To creating and providing a culture of safety, responsibility, and respect.


Street Outreach & Drop-In Center
Urban Peak’s Street Outreach Team works to meet young people who may be experiencing homelessness and are living on the streets of Denver and build healthy, trusting relationships in order to be a resource to exit homelessness. The Drop-In Center provides safe temporary relief from the elements, freshly prepared meals, laundry services, showers, first-aid supplies, case management, and other emergency services to youth experiencing homelessness. In 2016, Urban Peak met with 564 youth through Street Outreach and served 1,132 youth through the Drop-In Center.

Overnight Youth Shelter
Urban Peak’s 40-bed overnight Shelter is for youth ages 15 through 20 and offers a safe and welcoming environment for youth experiencing homelessness. In 2016, Urban Peak provided 381 youth with a warm, safe place to sleep at our Shelter.

Supportive Housing Program
Urban Peak owns and operates three apartment complexes and offers a wide range of flexible supportive services that reflect the differences and individual needs of each participant through individualized case management services. In 2016, Urban Peak provided housing for 149 youth in their own apartment.

Support Services including Peak Thrift
Urban Peak’s Support Services provide wrap-around services including education, employment, and life skills programs designed to provide youth in Urban Peak’s programs the tools they need to exit homelessness. Peak Thrift, a social enterprise of Urban Peak, provides youth on-the-job training and marketable skills as well as a unique shopping experience. In 2016, Urban Peak served 418 youth with supportive services, including education and employment services.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Group Meal Service Volunteer Opportunities – Provide youth with a hot nutritious meal at Urban Peak’s Drop-In Center and Shelter. Urban Peak offers meals 365 days a year and relies on volunteer support every day. One-time and re-occurring opportunities for groups of two to six volunteers are available.

Individual Volunteer Opportunities – Throughout the year, Urban Peak has rotating individual volunteer opportunities at the Shelter, Drop-In Center, and in other program locations.

Giving Opportunities: 

Donate by phone, mail, or online
Call (303) 974-2954 to make a donation by phone.

Mail donations to:
2100 Stout Street, Denver CO 80205

Visit Urban Peak’s website: www.urbanpeak.org to make a donation online.

Contributions to Urban Peak of $250 or more are eligible for an Enterprise Zone tax credit, a Colorado state income tax credit equal to 25% of the amount contributed for financial gifts.
Urban Peak’s Needs List – By shopping Urban Peak’s Needs List, you are providing youth experiencing homelessness the immediate things that they need based on the time of year. Updated seasonally, the Urban Peak Needs List includes new underwear and socks as well as chapstick, sunscreen, and winter gloves.

Event Sponsorships – Event sponsorships are available for the Maverick Thinker Awards Gala, Urban Nights Denver, and the Reach for the Peak Community Breakfast as well as other Urban Peak events throughout the year.
• Maverick Thinkers Awards Gala – Spring 2018
• Urban Nights Denver – Summer 2018
• Reach for the Peak Community Breakfast – Fall 2018

Peak Thrift – A social enterprise of Urban Peak, Peak Thrift provides shoppers a unique shopping environment while also providing Urban Peak clients valuable customer service, inventory, and marketing experience. [Location: 4890 Pecos Street, Denver CO 80221 / www.peakthrift.org ]

Board of Directors: 

Anthony Aragon

Munsey Ayers

Kirsten Benefiel

Wayne Bland

Karen Blumenstein

Sarah Burgamy

Stephanie Daniels

Rick Ericksen

Darla Figoli

Todd Fredrickson

James Hearty

David Jennings

Ben Kelly

Jamie Kilcoyne

Allison McGee Johnson

Gerald Moore

Grant Muller

Jeff Peitzmeier

AJ Shaikh

Hamid Taha

Terri Taylor

Dick Thomas

Katie Wells