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 in Boulder High School and helped him transition to living independently.
David was able to find independent housing by renting a room. He is still in school and maintains constant communication with our staff. He comes to visit on a regular basis and has given back through volunteering in our programs. He is doing really in school and our staff continues to help him with homework. David also gets help on his homework from our tutor on Sundays. Our staff has been teaching him life skills, such as making a schedule and budgeting.
David graduated from Boulder High School this school year! We are so proud of the accomplishments he’s made and continue to be his support system. David is a great example of how our runaway and homeless youth shelter aids youth in getting back on their feet and into a stable and supported living situation.