In 2019, Attention Homes Saw:
youth who were formerly in foster care and aged out of the system
LGBTQ+ youth who stated family rejection as their reason for seeking shelter
youth who reported family breakup as their reason for seeking shelter
youth who had a prior experience of human trafficking/exploitation
Tina was just 16 when her dad left her at a family friend’s house and never came back to pick her up. After some time staying with friends she found herself at Attention Homes, where she was able to re-enroll in school. Due to her hard work and the support of our Transitional Living Program Case Manager, Tina received a housing subsidy through a federal grant that allowed her to move into her own apartment with supportive services when she turned 18 years old. So far, it has been a great fit. Tina is working full-time, working on budgeting, and recently got a puppy. Though Tina has accomplished so much on her own, she welcomes the continuing support that Attention Homes provides with counseling and independent living skills development.