Oak Tree Resources is a youth-serving nonprofit in Southwest Colorado. We offer young people the chance to re-enter school, complete their education, learn job skills, employment assistance, supportive services, and seek stability while avoiding homelessness.
Be planted. Grow deep roots. Stand firm through the storms. The storms will come, but youth can stay strong and steady when they grow deep roots.
The federal government defines homeless youth as people under age 25 who are living without a parent or guardian. Activists, advocates, researchers and policymakers say it makes sense to “think about homeless youth aged 12 to 24 as a group, even though some are just entering their teens and others are well on the path to adulthood. That’s because research has shown that young brains aren’t fully developed until around age 25, and youth don’t fully understand the consequences of their actions. ” Young homeless people are at risk for a host of troubles with long-lasting impact, including substance abuse, mental health problems and physical abuse, as well as sexual exploitation. Many get caught up in the criminal justice system. https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2017/07/07/a-hidden-population-youth-homelessness-is-on-the-rise
Offer youth support with education, employment and life skills as we walk alongside them to prevent homelessness.
Southwest Colorado youth live independently in healthy housing with a supportive community.
Oak Tree Resources does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
Oak Tree Resources is an approved subordinate
organization/fund held within the Players Philanthropy Fund, a Maryland charitable trust that has received recognition of federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax ID: 27-6601178)