Northern Colorado Homeless Youth Shelter + Resources
And Qualify For A 25% Tax Credit!
You can change lives! Donate to our youth shelter and qualify to receive a 25% tax credit. Your contribution will help provide services for young people facing housing insecurity.
Proudly serving youth ages 15-20 from two locations
In 2024, The Matthews House is expanding its current services dedicated to assisting at-risk youth. We are excited to introduce two new locations in Loveland (overnight and day drop-ins) and Fort Collins (day drop-ins). Through collaborations with Thompson School District, Poudre School District, and numerous other community organizations, we are proud to present the region’s exclusive shelter for homeless youth.
Youth + Family Center
415 Mason Ct #1, Fort Collins
Starting May 2024 (drop in services only)
Northern Colorado Regional Youth Shelter
1500 Monroe Ave, Loveland
Starting Fall 2024
Percentage of Larimer County youth 16 and older that slept somewhere other than their home in the past 30 days
Total young people served annually through all of The Matthews House programs.
Services are offer by The Matthews House to Empower Youth + Families to Break The Cycle of Poverty
The number of unaccompanied youth that have been identified within the Poudre School District and Thompson School District
Your $100+ Contribution now qualifies for the Homeless Contribution Tax Credit
Ready to make a difference and earn your tax credit?
- Donate to The Matthews House ($100 or more)
- Submit your application by December 31st
- Your Tax Certificate will be issued by February 15th, 2024
The scope of youth homelessness in Northern Colorado
Currently, the infrastructure aimed at alleviating housing insecurity in Northern Colorado predominantly caters to the needs of adults. This inadvertently leaves a void in assistance for our younger community members. In the heart of this challenge lies the untold story of homeless youth in our area. We aim to redefine the narrative and provide a stepping stone towards brighter tomorrows.
Working hand in hand with local partners
The youth shelter is the result of a dynamic collaboration among esteemed partners, including Thompson School District, Poudre School District, The Matthews House, Thompson Education Foundation, Larimer County, and various local nonprofit organizations. This expansive network is designed to nurture youth in the community, not only within the shelter’s premises but across every facet of their lives.
A comprehensive approach for lasting impact
The Northern Colorado Regional Shelter will support and empower unaccompanied youth by providing a haven for growth, education, and community. Enrichment activities will abound as we foster inclusivity, and provide trauma-informed care to support their mental health. Our doors will welcome around 25 individuals every night, plus 15-20 drop-in guests.
Wondering what contributions are eligible for the tax credit? Here's the lowdown:
- Monetary donations of $100 or more (including cash, checks, payroll deductions, and credit cards)
- Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) of $100 or more directly from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or similar retirement account
- Monetary donations of $100 or more via our giving platform Network For Good
- Cumulative monetary donations of $100 or more during the tax year (yes, even recurring monthly donations count!)
- In-kind donations valued at over $5,000 on the contribution date, verified by an independent third-party valuation. This includes property, services, stocks, bonds, or other intangible property.
- Cumulative in-kind donations over $5,000 during the tax year
Your support means the world to us; we’re here to assist however we can. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out! Please contact Erica Vander Sande, Development Director at Erica@thematthewshouse.org.