The State’s Office of Homeless Youth Services (OHYS), within the Supportive Housing and Division of Housing Programs, was created by the Colorado State Legislature through the Homeless Youth Services Act (C.R.S. 26-5.9). The intent of this legislation was to create a vehicle through which services to homeless youth statewide could be improved by coordinating current services and facilitating interagency collaboration to identify gaps, remove barriers, improve access and information sharing. In order to carry out this legislative intent, the Office of Homeless Youth Services, in conjunction with the Advisory Committee on Homeless Youth, developed and is implementing the Colorado Homeless Youth Action Plan. This statewide plan contains many key prevention and intervention strategies designed to collaboratively and comprehensively address the issue of youth homelessness in Colorado.
2011-2012 Homeless Youth Enrolled in Public Schools published by the Colorado Department of Education
For more information on the Office of Homeless Youth Services, please contact:
Homeless Prevention Specialist
Colorado Department of Local Affairs
Division of Housing/Supportive Housing Programs
1313 Sherman St., Room 500
Denver, CO 80203