SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
HOPES TO FILL A PACK
PIECE OF PEACE PACKS
We fill P.O.P Packs with everyday necessities and deliver them to community locations to be distributed to displaced teenagers. We work with local Police Departments, Fire Departments, Libraries, Hospitals, Mental Health Facilities, and other programs to access other at-risk teens.
EDUCATION AND AWARENESS
Tell us your ideas and help us put our dreams into action. We are always interested in outside support, learning from others, and the possibility of creating new goals. If you have ideas and can help us put them into action, we need you.
TEEN SAFE SPACE
WE DREAM A Teen Shelter
Piece of Peace is dedicated to providing a safe environment for teens in need, by establishing an understanding community home-space. This shelter will be a place of creativity and hope. Ideally, the space will provide over-night shelter, meals, and access to mental and medical health.
Dream a Teen Shelter
Medical and Mental Health Access
Crisis intervention and advocacy services for LGBTQ+
We dream of creating a safe teen space and shelter accessible in Glenwood Springs Colorado for the Roaring Fork Valley and I-70 corridor. The closest shelter to our valleys is in Grand Junction.
Ideally, this space would also offer access to medical and mental health professionals onsight. The Western Slopes are notably underserved by mental health facilities, simultaneously, mental health cases are on the rise. Less than half of the youth aged 3 - 17 are getting the mental health care they need, according to report by the United Health Foundation.
Ideally, this safe space will cater to all teenagers and youth in crisis, including the LGBTQ+ community. Approximately 40% of displaced teens are identify with this community.
24 hour crisis line
Teen suicide rates in Colorado have increased by 58% over the last 3 years, according to Colorado Public Radio. This is the highest increase rate in the united states since 2016. Beyond this, the Roaring Fork Valley has a higher suicide rate than the rest of the state. In general, resort ski towns are experiencing a continual rise in Suicide Rates.
There is no way to avoid the fact that the valley has a drug and alcohol addiction problem. Our dream is to partner with other programs (such as Youth Zone, Mind Springs, and local police departments) in the valley and along the I-70 corridor to help aid in identifying, sheltering, and treating kids in crisis.
In addition, the shelter would offer a Restorative Practices basis, offering teens the opportunity to find a space of love, belonging, and respect. The shelter could partner with local public schools to assist in offering displaced students the opportunity to seek shelter outside a home without interrupting their education. Schools are the second line of defense (after family) in preventing trafficking, addiction, and trauma.