OUR PROGRAM BEGAN WITH A FEW MALE PARTICIPANTS;
TODAY, AIM HOUSE INCLUDES PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG WOMEN AS WELL
The fact is, young adults struggling to integrate into the world have traditionally
been offered very little in the way of professional programs. This is especially
true for those moving from the isolated environment of acute treatment facilities
and wilderness programs to the challenges of life on their own. Which explains why
all too often, attempts to apply their newly learned behaviors in the real world
end in regret and relapse without support.
AIM House, founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1999, set out to change this.
Our program began in a small University Hill duplex with a few male participants,
several dedicated team members and a huge commitment to helping young adults become
healthy, independent members of the community. As our reputation for excellence
grew, so did the number of young men who entered our doors. Today, thanks to the
strong backing of educational consultants and other referring professionals, AIM
House has expanded to include programs for young women as well as men, in multiple
Most recognizable of these is the 1920s, 4-story, Tudor-style residence our participants
fondly refer to as the Castle. At any time, up to 24 young adults may live and grow
here, supported around-the-clock by a highly trained staff of mentors, therapists,
and interns. And many times, they’re also joined by AIM alumni, who’ve returned
to the Castle to visit, to volunteer, to share their successes and to maintain their
connection with those who helped them learn to make their way in the world.
In July 2005, AIM House’s young women’s program acquired it’s home in the historic
Earl House property in downtown Boulder. This beautifully appointed building, originally
constructed in 1882, has been renovated to include modern conveniences without losing
it’s original beauty and historical significance.
"People at school have even noticed the difference in my behavior."