Office of Homeless Youth Services (OHYS)

OHYS, guided by §CRS 24-32-723, provides information, coordination, and support services for infrastructure around homeless youth resources in Colorado.

OHYS, facilitates the Advisory Council for Homeless Youth Services (ACHY), a statewide collaboration with leaders from state and local government, private nonprofit organizations, federal departments, youth with lived experience, and other key stakeholders in the communities to address local and state needs surrounding youth homelessness.

Annual Report

OHYS publishes an annual report on or before January 15 each year. The report covers current data around youth homelessness (local and national), impacts of youth homelessness, initiatives OHYS is involved in, current housing resources, and future goals.

OHYS creates an annual Youth Homelessness In Colorado report in coordination with,the Point in Time Count. This report,provides information on the need and trends of homelessness among Colorado’s youth through an additional Youth Supplemental Survey.


Statewide Resources and Resource Guides

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Runaway Safeline
1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

McKinney-Vento District Liaisons
The Homeless Education program is authorized under Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 USC 11431 et seq.). The McKinney-Vento Act was enacted to address the numerous barriers homeless children face in obtaining a free, appropriate public education.

Rise Above Colorado
Rise Above Colorado is a drug abuse prevention organization that measurably impacts teen perceptions and attitudes about the risks of substance abuse to help youth make empowered, healthy choices.


Ending Youth Homelessness Web Series

Monthly Recordings
April 2019: Housing Continuum
January 2019: Web Series Overview
February 2019: Partnerships

Resource Guides

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Program Contact

Homeless Programs Staff