Supportive Services for Youth - Mile High United Way
Mile High United Way
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Mile High United Way - MHUW
Description of Service
Provides supportive services to youth who were in the child welfare system as they transition into adulthood through the Bridging the Gap program. Youth in the program receive a 36-month Family Unification Program (FUP) voucher. Youth pay 30% of their monthly income towards rent and utilities and are connected with an Independent Living Coach who provides support and resources to participants. In addition, the program hosts events and celebrations for participants throughout the year.
Independent Living Coaches provide youth with support in the following areas:
- Financial Health
- Healthy Connections
Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson counties
Individuals must complete a TAY-VI-SPDAT assessment and visit the location during the specific hours. The Bridging the Gap program no longer maintains their own wait list and cannot guarantee that a youth will get pulled for this program.
To process applications, youth must have the following documentation:
- Birth Certificate
- Photo ID
- Social Security Card
If the application is approved, youth must attend a follow-up Voucher Approval Meeting. Vouchers can be used in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties.
English, Spanish, Language Line Available
For a housing voucher, participants must:
- Be between the ages of 18 and 24
- Have spent at least one night in out of home placement on or after their 16th birthday. The placement must qualify as a Title 4e placement verifiable by Denver Human Services.
- Currently lack adequate housing or be in immediate danger of losing adequate housing
- Not have a conviction for manufacturing meth, be a registered sex offender, have a felony assault charge within the past 5 years, or have a murder or arson charge within the past 10 years