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Did You Know?
There are about 1.68 million runaway or homeless youth in the United States each year.
About 25% of the homeless population has serious mental illness.
Homeless & runaway youth are especially vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation.
32% of runaway or homeless youth have attempted suicide.
There are approximately 1,500 homeless youth in Colorado at any given time.
Attention Homes is Boulder County's only youth shelter.
25% of foster care youth experience homelessness after aging out of the system.
35% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ in Boulder County.
Homeless youth have 3X the rate of depression and PTSD compared to their peers.
In Boulder County alone, at least 168 youth ages 12-24 are homeless or at risk on any given night.
50% of chronically homeless adults were homeless as transition-aged youth.
The Gates Family Foundation makes philanthropic investments around the state of Colorado in order to create opportunities for youth and to support the stewardship of our wonderful state.
The Gates Family Foundation was built on the legacy of Charles C. Gates Sr., founder of the The Gates Rubber Company in Denver in the early 1900’s. As the Gates Family website outlines: “Colorado offered Charles Gates, Sr. a place to establish a business and raise his family. In return, the Gates Family Foundation has been the vehicle through which the family has given back to the state.”
Today we are delighted to be the recipients of a capital grant that honors the entrepreneurial spirit of Mr. Gates.
The Gates Family Foundation has provided $20,000 in support of the Attention Homes Apartments Social Enterprise program. We look forward to putting these dollars to good use by creating opportunities for our youth’s futures.