Grand Junction Homeless Shelter For Teens Closes

By: Natalie Pallone Email
By: Natalie Pallone Email


A lack of funding has forced the Western Slope's only shelter for homeless teens to close.

On Wednesday the Tree House Youth Shelter officially closed its doors.

Dwindling community support and increasing costs were just too much to handle for the grassroots operation. Tree House Executive Director Terri Klements say It costs around $300,000 a year to run the shelter and that's a price the Tree House Organization just can't pay on its own.

The Tree House says it will continue to help homeless teens through its Bistro program.

On any given day there are 300 homeless teens living in the Grand Valley.


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