La Plata Youth Services is transforming it’s role in the community to be more proactive in providing the necessary support for at-risk youth and their families.

Please check back soon for continuing updates!

SouthwestConnect is a resource portal and an online gathering center designed to highlight collective resources in our local communities of southwestern Colorado. This website networks all human services and non-profits in your area to provide you with solutions!

November 1st release: Urgent Needs Services

Alternative Education Resources:

Gateway to College provided by pueblo community college in Durango. You can print and fill out this application if interested- Gateway Application

For more information on Gateway: Gateway FAQ

Here are some additional resource links for Schools in the area and alternative education:

Durango 9-R School District

Durango Adult Education Center

Animas High School

GOAL Academy Online!

ACT and SAT Tutoring and Prep

South West Community College

Fort Lewis College

Employment and Internships:

School To Work Alliance Program

Health and Human Services:

Durango Human Services

AXIS Health System

Family Resources:

La Plata Family Centers Coalition

When You Need a Helping Hand 

Alternative Horizons

Bullying Resources

Shane Koyczan: To This Day TED Talk!

Links From

Anti-Bullying Network List of books

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


It Gets Better: a resource for LGBTQ youth

Born this Way: Links on bullying and much more resources for struggling adolescents

For Students with Disabilities