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Attention Homes provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness.
We help young people transform their lives and put them on a path to independence.
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.
In September of last year, 17-year-old Addison found herself without a home after her parents could no longer afford the motel they were living in. At this point in her life, Addison was too familiar with instability. She wanted something different.
Approximately 1,200 school-aged kids under age 18 experience homelessness in Boulder County every year.
In an effort to make a better life for herself, she moved back to Boulder where she grew up, leaving the minimal support of her parents behind.
After living out of her car for a few months, Addison came to Attention Homes’ Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter. Although she’d been able to secure a job, Addison couldn’t afford housing. She knew that she needed some help…
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