Sleep Out for Homeless Youth

Attention Homes 9th Annual Sleep Out for Homeless Youth We are all in this together: Pod Style Thursday November 5th, 7:15PM – Friday November 6th, 6:30AM For the last 8 years, we’ve been humbled by the depths individuals have gone through to make youth homelessness rare, brief & nonrecurring. Our first Sleep Out event blew…

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Meet Jack

It’s been an intense year with COVID-19, police brutality, polarized politics, protests, and reflecting and acting on ways to create an anti-racist country within our own community and organization. And at the same time, there are success stories. These stories help light the way through dark times, and we must remember to focus on these…

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Meet Gabby, A Program Youth

Gabby’s parents had a long history of substance use and were routinely putting Gabby and her siblings in dangerous situations. As an elementary and middle school student, Gabby managed the household and took care of her younger brothers. She was the one getting them up for school every day. She was the one making sure…

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Our First Youth Enterprise Award

We are excited to launch the Youth Enterprise Award for the first time ever at Attention Homes! The Youth Enterprise Award recognizes a young person between the ages of 12 and 24 who is a participant of Attention Homes programming, has overcome personal adversity, is creating positive change in their lives, and demonstrates exceptional work…

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Attention Homes Virtual Gala

Attention Homes 13th Annual (virtual) Gala Sit Back and Take a Stand Saturday August 8th, 2020 | 6-7:15pm 250 folks virtually connected to celebrated the successes of young people at Attention Homes. Attendees helped us congratulate our first annual Youth Enterprise Award recipient, participated in a raffle, silent and live auctions, and heard updates from…

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Meet Markus

Markus was asked to leave his home in Salt Lake City at age 17 when his family discovered he was gay through a social media post. Because of being “outed” on social media, he experienced bullying and discrimination at school and in his usual social environments. None of his friends’ families would take him in,…

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Meet Melanie

Attention Homes’ street outreach staff and volunteers met Melanie and her family on the street. Although her mom had a job their family didn’t have enough money to afford their own place, they were homeless. Melanie’s mom brought her to Attention Homes so that she would be safe and attend high school regularly. Melanie has…

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Meet David

In late 2010, when Attention Homes’ youth shelter opened, David was one of our first residents. He came to our shelter on New Years Eve, after running away to avoid being put into foster care. He stayed with us for two months until he turned 18. During his time with us we successfully enrolled him…

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