How we are Responding to COVID-19

and how you can help during these times



Our in-person volunteer opportunities are currently on hold, but you can support the youth living at Attention Homes by donating a meal, donating needed items, or giving a monetary gift

Meal Donations

Prepare or order
a meal for youth in
our programs


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Food Donations

Donate non-perishable
food to ensure our youth
don’t face food insecurity


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Item Donations

Donate items such
as paper products, art
supplies, puzzles, etc.


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Financial Gifts

Give a gift today
to support our 24/7
day-to-day operations


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These local businesses are amazing partners of Attention Homes, and support the youth in our programs, so consider supporting them during this time.

(interested in setting up a meal for our youth? Email Mo Shirley:

We have, along with the rest of the world, been carefully evaluating the ever-changing COVID-19 situation and have remained in rapid response mode to make adjustments to our organization. This unexpected pandemic has affected every aspect of our program participants’ lives, and we are committed to keeping them safe and healthy.

Here are some ways we have responded:

  • Reconfigured the way we operate our Street Outreach Program to prevent unnecessary contact with individuals, and follow CDC guidelines.
  • Prepared isolation spaces in each of our programs.
  • Continue to remain in communication with schools to provide support while young people are still at home to prevent displacement, abuse, and/or neglect.
  • Supporting youth with distance learning.
  • Started a 24/7 hotline for individuals to navigate available resources during this crisis.
  • Created a financial modeling plan to responsibly spend our dollars and ensure the longevity of Attention Homes.
  • Enacted hazard pay for our program staff who are on the front lines caring for our program participants during this time.
  • Implemented contact tracing if any staff or program participants test positive.
  • Hosted our 2 annual fundraising events virtually.
  • Closed our administrative office and required all staff that can work from home to work from home.
  • Now requiring all donation drop-offs be scheduled ahead of time to minimize the amount of visitors.
  • Continue to practice the recommended health and safety protocols in programs.

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