TAFS Colorado Trip, Summer 2019

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Help a teen affected by substance abuse by donating toward the trip of their lifetime!

Summer is almost here, and with it, our students at Teen and Family Services (TAFS) are presented with a unique challenge. Remaining sober when new to recovery is difficult in the crazy hazy days of summer.  There is too much free time combined with a lack of supervision as a result of working parents, it can be very difficult to stay on the road to recovery.  For the last seventeen years, TAFS has provided an opportunity for our students to spend seven summer days in Colorado, rafting, hiking and finding fellowship with their peers.  All of this allows them to develop new skills and draw on the support of other recovering teens.

The experience gives them a real shot toward recovery, as they make new friends let their phone batteries die and focus on their spiritual growth.

Last summer TAFS sent 32 teens on the trip, many from low-income areas such as Sunnyside, Kashmere Gardens and South Park. TAFS is committed to providing the same recovery experience to all our students no matter what zip code they live in!

Today we are reaching out to you to ask for your help in raising funds to offset the cost of the trip for 25 TAFS students. TAFS has a sliding scale that is used to determine tuition for our teens.  Many of our current students are from families with financial challenges and they will need full scholarships in order to allow their children to attend the wilderness trip.

The cost per student is $1,200 which covers transportation, lodging, gear, food, guides and the salaries of the TAFS program staff who supervise and lead the activities. That comes to a total of $30,000 that we need to raise by the beginning of June.

Please give today to help TAFS and our incredible teens get up and over the mountain as stronger individuals, so they can better navigate their journey of recovery today and for the rest of their lives.


George Youngblood, LCDC, ADCIII, NCACI

Executive Director, CEO

Teen & Family Services

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Sara Sornson

Thank you for continuing this valuable program. Ten years ago, this trip was the turning point to my son's commitment to his sobriety.

Jasmin | $103.83

Terri | $50

Thank you for all you do for at risk teens. From Patia Stricklands family in San Diego.