The Polaris House is Realities for Children Boulder County’s housing program for young adults in transition. This housing opportunity plays a critical role when recognizing that the majority of youth who age out of foster care will experience homelessness at least one time. Polaris House has supported over 165 at-risk teens since its inception in 2003.
Along with a live-in house manager, Polaris House can house up to four former foster youth and/or homeless youth for up to 24 months. The home is designed for residents who are attending classes or are working full-time and they are responsible for paying low-cost rent and housing-related bills. Upon moving out, they receive half of their rent payments to apply toward their new apartment or other moving costs.
Realities for Children values supportive models and opportunities that reflect empowerment and strength-based principles and practices. We host life skills workshops for young people to develop the necessary skills to be independent and successful participants in our community – i.e. financial literacy, professional trainings, etc. In addition to life skills programming, we have identified a great need for community building events and healing. We host events for young people to come together and create the space for building relationships and socializing in a fun, safe environment.
If you would like to support this vital housing and life skills program for youth who have aged out of foster care, you may make an online donation here. Your gift will propel a young adult toward future success!
Polaris House Application
If you or someone you know may be a good fit for our transitional housing program, link here to our application.