About Us

Four residences in Colorado Springs, Colorado, make up the Dale House Project. But more than a group of buildings, it is a Christian community of staff and residents committed to being together for meals, one-to-one talks, group sessions, work crew, recreation, and outings like ski trips and camping. This is what makes it a home.

Our residential program serves at-risk youth within the context of community living. Our goal is to teach these youth the skills necessary to live independently while building healthy relationships.


Dale House opened in 1972 as a special project with Young Life, a para-church outreach to youth. This move came in response to the alarming nationwide proliferation of broken homes, child abuse, teenage pregnancy, and drug and alcohol abuse. The Dale House Project now operates as a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Video - why we do what we do