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Hope House of Colorado

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Causes: Family Services for Adolescent Parents, Human Services


Hope House of Colorado empowers parenting teenage moms to strive for personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them, and for their children.


Participants in the Residential Program are immersed in a highly structured, 5-phase program to develop the skills which will enable them to move toward personal and economic self-sufficiency. With a capacity for 4 mothers and their children at any given time, the program serves an average of 8-10 teen mothers, ages 16-20, per year. These young women are engaged and challenged through a personalized development plan, learning to incorporate healthy routines into daily life, while living with their children and their peers in a safe, supportive group home environment. Some of the key components of the Residential Program include the following:

·         Reside in a stable home that ensures safety and health of children, with the support of trained resident staff members (who provide 24/7 coverage to the program), case management and program specialists.

·         Development of an individualized education/job training plan in cooperation with Case Manager.

·         Attendance of weekly parenting classes, taught by a trained facilitator using the Nurturing Parenting curriculum.  

·         Attendance at weekly practical life skill classes such as budgeting and meal planning.

·         Attendance at bi-monthly classes in the FDIC’s Money Smart curriculum to increase knowledge of personal finances and responsibilities

·         Regular church attendance and participation in weekly Bible study and daily devotions.

·         Attendance in weekly Healthy Relationship classes.

·         Participation in weekly PEACE curriculum (aggression replacement training) designed for at-risk youth, which covers the five major components of empathy, boundaries, social skills, character development and anger management.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I am constantly amazed at the thankfulness of young teen moms who utilize the G.E.D. program offered by Hope House. They come to make a beter life for themselves and their children. They are encouraged by staff and volunteers (and other teen moms like themselves) to complete this first step and to move forward to a career that will enable them to make a meaningful contribution to society while enriching their future. I have seen the change in these young ladies and marvel at their attitue toward life after finding out that there are people out there who genuinely care about them and their children. Hope House is a candle to light the way down a path filled with new possibilites and hope. It has been a joy to serve in this small way to help another on her journey towards success. May God continue to bless you and your efforts, Hope House.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a bussness owner and communtiy volunteer, I have been invoved with Hope House about 6 years now. Helping teen age mothers and fathers was a big void in our community with most of them having no place to go or support for a positive life style. Hope House is helping our neighborhood with both and many more needs. I have helped by hiring a young mother to help her with financial aid but also to give her some experience in the work inviorment. Hope house is helping our young parents finish their education, providing security, support, positive peirs and more so a place to talk to someone that understands them and their problems.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I heard about Hope House from a friend and wanted to see what it was all about and how we might be able to help as a family. My 2 boys and my husband and I went to have a tour of the facility and were so impressed with the caring and empowering manner in which it was run. The staff were friendly and passionate about their work and the facility was clean and cheerful and had an overall good feel to it. We decided to make a donation so that the girls could share a pizza lunch and to sign up to provide things for the girls when they needed a little extra help. I feel grateful knowing the teen moms and their children are supported in their journey by Hope House and its wonderful staff.