Helping the Homeless Colorado has spent years working with Colorado’s homeless population. Throughout these years our organization has developed our approach, this approach has these pillars aimed at a comprehensive solution to the homeless crisis Colorado faces.
The first pillar of action addresses advocacy. This pillar is fundamental in bringing to light policies that will engage our community in proactive and supportive activities that bring awareness to a system filled with missing policies. Many times, there is a lack of policy governing certain socioeconomic groups. By nature, this allows for the recognition of people as less than or unimportant in our communities.
Education, the second pillar, plays a vital role in reshaping the public view on homelessness. By educating the public on the aspects of the issues that surround the homeless community, the group is able to peel back stereotypical perceptions of the homeless and focus on moving forward with effective social change initiatives within the community. Helping the Homeless Colorado puts a large emphasis on youth involvement in social change.
Lastly, Helping the Homeless Colorado’s overall goal is to alleviate those in the community struggling with homelessness. This is accomplished this by dedicating efforts towards accessible resources and youth involvement in the group’s initiatives. Within this pillar, the main objective is to help those youth who face homelessness in our communities. Through initiatives such as the Scholarship Program, this group has been able to help high school seniors make strides towards higher education, ensuring a more stable future.