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Our summer programming guide developed in partnership with ROAR La Plata has FREE or low-cost options for youth ages 5-18 that are looking for something to do this summer. Get in on the summer fun with this must-have guide!

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Our organization supports youth who are facing challenges in school, court, or at home. If you are concerned about a young person either living with you or someone you know and feel like they might benefit from our program then feel free to reach out to us 970-385-4440. We have also compiled some important phone numbers and other community organizations for you. Please check back to this page regularly as we continue to update this section.

you are a parent or community member who is interested in referring a young person for our Radical Possibilities Mentoring program then fill out the RP referral form.

Youth Organizations

Four Corners Rainbow Youth Center: 970-903-8595
RYC is a support network located in Durango, Colorado for 2 Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Agender (2SLGBTQIA+) youth, families, and communities.

Oak Tree Youth Resources Durango: 970-335-9667
Their mission is to offer youth facing various hardships support with education, employment and life skills as they walk alongside them to prevent youth homelessness, and promote a healthy well-being.
The Hive Durango: 970-508-0445
The Hive is a space for youth and Community to discover life skills through art, music, skateboarding and beyond within an encouraging environment. They have weekly fun and sober activities for young people.

Family Services

La Plata Family Centers Coalition: 970-385-4747
The Family Center provides direct support to families, such as accessing health care, emergency assistance, education, family support, and childcare services.

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

Suicide Prevention Guides:
Best Colleges: Understanding Suicide Prevention
Accredited Online Schools: A Parents' Guide to Suicide Prevention

Child Abuse Prevention

Prevent Child Abuse Colorado: 800-CHILDREN
FREE statewide family support line for parenting help and information.

Domestic Violence

Alternative Horizons: 970-247-9616 24/7 Hotline
Alternative Horizons provides support to survivors of domestic violence and their families.

Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Services Organization (SASO): 970-247-5400 24/7 Hotline
SASO Office line: 970-259-3074
SASO provides advocacy to victims of sexual assault.

San Juan Basin Health (SJBH): 970-247-5702
SJBH is a public health agency providing services for prevention and wellness.

Axis Health System: 970-259-2162
Axis provides mental health services, substance abuse treatment and primary care services.

Helpful Books

"How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk" by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

"The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children" by Dr. Shefali Tsabary