Attention Homes Apartments Update

Attention Homes ApartmentsAttention Homes Apartments at 1440 Pine St. became very real in January of 2018 as fencing went up at the site and construction began. In the first phase of construction, the historic home on the site was picked up and moved with no incident in order to begin digging for the underground parking garage.

This spring, the West half of the parking garage was completed and the historic home will be moved back to where it will permanently stay, about 15 feet from its original location, later this month.

It’s a challenging endeavor to move a historic home, and has been a time intensive phase of the construction process. In the next month or so, vertical construction will begin, so stop by the corner of 15th and Pine this summer to see this incredible, and much needed project, taking shape!

Happy Pride Month!

Did You Know?

Youth that identify LGBTQ+ have a 120% higher risk of experiencing homelessness.

In 2017, our RHY (Runaway & Homeless Youth) program served 485 young people; 28% of whom identify as LGBTQ+ which is in line with the national average. For these youth in our programs, family conflict, including conflict about gender identity and sexual orientation, is the most significant contributing factor to youth homelessness; which also follows the national average. Our programs offer a safe and inclusive place for youth to get their basic needs met, access support and resources, and work to overcome the challenges they face in our society.

At Attention Homes we are committed to ensuring that each young person regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation has access to age-appropriate pathways that lead to an increased sense of personal safety, educational attainment, employment and career-development, long-term stable housing and permanent connections. We are proud to offer a welcoming and inclusive space for all.

Donor spotlight

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In 2017, The Subaru of America Foundation generously provided Attention Homes with a $10,000 grant to support career pathway development, job training and life-skills programming. The Foundation was established in 1984 to benefit communities and is dedicated to supporting young people as they become the next
generation of our country’s leaders. In particular, Subaru is committed to funding organizations that help un- or low-employed youth become self-sufficient: a mission that speaks directly to the work of AH programs! We are thrilled to have the support of Subaru as we work with youth to develop critical job skills, gain & maintain employment, and move towards a successful and independent future.

Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth recently joined the Attention Homes Senior Management team as Director of Finance & we are thrilled to have her. She is filling a new position as our organization grows with the Attention Homes Apartments. Elizabeth is tasked with high-level financialplanning, future growth assessment, and human resources.

What brought you to Attention Homes?

“Having been with Mile High United Way the last 4 years, I was excited to join a smaller team with more of a direct connection to the mission. I was drawn to the ‘family’ style environment & not so corporate.”

What are some of your hobbies?
“I enjoy gardening and tending to my backyard flock of chickens. I also volunteers as a Citizen Scientist with the BirdConservancy of the Rockies’ Bald Eagle nest monitoring program.”

What else should we know about you?
“I have an 18 year old boy & 15 year old girl who both keep me very busy! I love hanging out with them and planning our next adventure to someplace sunny.”

Volunteer Recognition

In 2017, Attention Homes had over 800 individuals & 21 volunteer groups come through our doors and provide over 11,000 hours of service.
Last night we celebrated our volunteers & honored a few that consistently go above & beyond for the work of Attention Homes. This night is one small way we can say THANK YOU to our many supporters!
Xcel Energy:
Volunteer Group of the Year
Leah Colby:
Vern Gardner Distinguished Service Award
Josh Major:
The Source Volunteer of the Year
Clint Van Akkeren:
Chase House Volunteer of the Year