3 Opportunities To Serve At-Risk Kids In Colorado

October 31, 2013
The Dale House Project in Colorado Springs (Boys house)

Read below if you’re…

…looking for a Counseling/Social work.


…looking for an adventure this coming Christmas night.


…looking for a job after college starting this upcoming summer.

What Is The Dale House Project?

The Dale House is a residential care facility in Colorado Springs for at-risk
teenagers. Many of these teenage residents are juvenile offenders transitioning
out of lock-up facilities back into society. Some have been neglected, some
abused, and most are not able to return home, if home even exists.

The Dale House opened in 1972 as a special project with
Young Life. It was started in response to the alarming nation-wide
proliferation of broken homes, child abuse, teenage pregnancy, incest, and drug
and alcohol abuse. While no longer officially affiliated with Young Life, the
DHP still has many close ties, including a location that is just a half mile
walk to the YL Service Center. The Dale House is a led by a Christian community
of staff that models community living for the residents. The staff
relationships are a priority along with sharing Christ through this community
with the residents.

The DHP has a goal to not just share Jesus verbally, but to
holistically care for teenagers by teaching them the skills necessary to
live independently.

Each year the Dale House takes in hundreds of troubled young
people. Most are referred by the Department of Human Services or the Division
of Youth Corrections. Though licensed to house children ages 16-21, most
residents are around 17 years old and average a length of stay of six to nine

Funding for the Project comes from a combination of
government agencies who place children at Dale House along with contributions
from churches, civic organizations, and individuals.

If you are interested in finding out more about the
possibility of working at the DHP (starting next June or September) you can
call the DHP at 719-471-0642.

Three Opportunities 

1. There is a full-time position opening in January to work as the Dale House Project Clinical Director. If youhave an MA in Counseling Psychology, or LCSW, or MSW supervised by LCSW or working toward LCSW, you may be qualified. Read the fullJob Description here.

2. The DHP is in need of a YL approved driver to drive their 14 passenger vehicle
with staff and kids on Christmas evening/night from the Dale House, Colorado
Springs to Phoenix, Arizona. If you are
interested, please call Kevin Comiskey at 719-471-0642.  They may be able to help with airfare from Phoenix to your destination. Every year they take the residents to the Grand Canyon and California (to
see the Pacific Ocean, Sea World, Disneyland, and other stops), which is their
first ever ‘family vacation’ and their first trip out of state for many of them.

3. If you’re looking for a job after college, you can apply for the year long training staff program at the DHP. I did it and still consider it one of the most significant decisions I’ve ever made! I highly recommend it. Find out more by contacting the DHP: 719-471-0642.

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