At the monthly meeting on March 5, our speaker will be Chris Weiss, Development Manager at Urban Peak in Denver. Founded in 1988, Urban Peak is the only non-profit organization in Denver that provides a full convergence of services for youth ages 15 through 24 experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
Chris is originally from Toledo, Ohio. He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He served in the United States Peace Corps in the country of Belize from 2008 to 2010. He has worked at Urban Peak in the Education & Employment Department and the Development Department since February 2011.
Topics to be included in Chris’s presentation are the issues facing the homeless LGBTQ teen population (nationally, roughly 40% of the youth homeless population identifies as LGBTQ); and the services provided by Urban Peak, which include an LGBTQ case manager at their emergency shelter. There will also be an interactive Question/Answer session.
The New Families Support Group will meet as usual at 6:30 p.m., and all will gather in the Community Room at 7:30 for the program at 1290 Williams St.