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True North Young Adult Services provides a safe environment where young adults who have experienced the foster care system or have been affected by abuse, neglect, or homelessness are accepted for who they are, where they come from, and where they are going.  Our supportive community provides secure and affordable housing, scholarship support, workshops and one-on-one coaching that develop fundamental life skills, and an accepting and fun community.  Our intention is that each participant in our program develops a clear vision for their purpose in life, and learns how to provide for themselves so they can flourish independently.  


We empower young adults along the Front Range to make the transition from surviving to thriving, to be self-sufficient, and to be positive contributors in their community. Using a peer support model, we provide structure to help them set their own goals and help each individual to choose their path and to make conscious decisions to break unhealthy family cycles. We are a change agent, rallying our community to offer the opportunity for our vulnerable young adults to create their own narrative.


Polaris House at True North

Our values guide what we do as an organization, and how we make decisions.


EMPOWERMENT: We illuminate the variety of potential paths forward, allowing our young adults to discover their individual opinions, beliefs and feelings. We provide our young adults the space and tools to advocate for their own needs and wants, and the encouragement and support to take the next steps as they choose. 

COMMUNITY: We are surrounded by an inclusive, caring, loving community, and we are all in this together. We foster education, growth, collaboration and engagement among our peers, local businesses, and neighbors.

RESPECT: We cultivate an accepting and non-judgemental environment of open communication, practicing kindness and appreciation even when we don’t share similar beliefs and values. We practice integrity, and work to build and maintain trusting relationships, individually as well as within our community of business partners. 

WHOLENESS: We offer our community a place to rest in their authentic selves, wherever they are in life, as they seek physical, emotional, spiritual and mental growth.

JOY: We believe life can be a lighthearted adventure, we embody playfulness and curiosity, and provide a place where you can let your guard down and embrace your true self.


True North Young Adult Services Board of Directors


Jennifer Bienzle

Chris Hawkinson

Beth Parish

Tim Beal
Dan Schultz
Dianna Rands

Steven Zakelj


True North Young Adult Services is committed to equal employment and volunteer opportunity without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.  We recognize that structural discrimination and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which we are working to dismantle.

We collaborate with public and private community partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the access to resources, support, and equal opportunities they need to thrive.  We commit to building awareness of these issues to advocate for our young adults, and work to create more equitable communities.

This policy applies to potential program participants as well as all areas of employment and volunteer participation, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, and social and recreational programs.

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