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Colorado Homeless Youth Action Plan

The key Objectives of the OHYS strategic plan include components that are in alignment with the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness’s Opening Doors, the federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness, Pathways Home Colorado, the Colorado state plan to address homelessness and the Colorado Division of Housing’s, Homeless Programs Team goals.
To prevent and address youth experiencing homelessness by improving the quality, availability, and accessibility of services, supports and relationships that will provide solutions to homeless youth and those at risk of homelessness.
Public, private, faith-based agencies, youth and families working together to prevent and address youth experiencing homelessness in Colorado.
In accordance with our Mission and Vision, we believe that every youth should have the opportunity to be safe, healthy, educated, connected and contributing.
Increase capacity, knowledge, leadership, and collaboration between State Government, non profits, for-profits, and regional strategic planning committees
Increase access to housing units through the continuum of supportive housing including acquisition of mainstream benefits, healthcare, and behavioral health care services
Increase access to economic security through sustainable employment and educational opportunities

For more information on the Office of Homeless Youth Services, please contact:


Autumn Gold 
Homeless Prevention Specialist
Colorado Department of Local Affairs
Division of Housing/Supportive Housing Programs
1313 Sherman St., Room 500
Denver, CO 80203