Libby ran away from her home in Castle Rock when she was 17, and she eventually was homeless and pregnant - then her baby was taken because she was homeless. Department of Human Services told her that if she wanted a chance at getting her child back, she had to go to Urban Peak.
"I was homeless for almost a year before I came to Urban Peak," Libby said.
Urban Peak works to help youth who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless through necessary services and a safe community so they can become self-reliant adults.
"The people there are wonderful, and I don't know what I would've done without Urban Peak at all," Libby said.
"They have helped me with a lot of coping skills and how to survive in the real world in a safe way," she said.
Urban Peak has supported Libby in finding multiple jobs, and now she works at a Colorado Springs restaurant.
"I am trying to make a life for my new child that I'm about to have," she said. Her first son was adopted by family friends.
Libby lived at Urban Peak for a year before found her own place to live. She now goes to Urban Peak a few times a month for help with hygiene supplies and bus passes. She also works with staff to put together a resume and find a second job.
"The staff are really good to talk to," Libby said. "They've helped me a lot with my coping skills and with just having someone to listen to me. I've gone through quite a bit over the last few years."