DENVER — During a groundbreaking ceremony Monday at Denver Urban Peak's homeless youth shelter, it was so quiet attendees could hear a pin drop.
The ceremony began with a moment of silence for a young member of the Urban Peak and Denver community who recently passed away. Urban Peak CEO Christina Carlson said the staff learned of his passing over the weekend and asked the audience to think of Jacob, and other young people lost over the years.
"We think of ourselves at Urban Peak as a family," Carlson said. "And our youth remind us every day about hope and resiliency and the pain and the struggle for people experiencing homelessness."
The new campus, called the Mothership at 1630 S. Acoma St., will provide expanded youth sheltering with case management and extensive support services on a single campus. The campus is partially funded by a $16.7 million contribution from the voter-approved RISE Denver bond. This bond provides $260 million for projects Denverites identified as important.
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