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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…


there are over 2 million runaway or homeless youth in the U.S. each year

within 48 hrs of leaving home, 30% of homeless youth will be recruited for human trafficking

32% of runaway or homeless youth have attempted suicide

there are approximately 1,500 homeless youth in CO at any given time

Attention Homes is Boulder County's only youth shelter

35% of foster care youth experience homelessness after aging out of the system

35% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ

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-age youth

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