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…