Attention Homes has always been responsive to the needs of youth experiencing crises in our community. We envision a world in which every young person has a safe place to live and the attention they need.

In 2018, Attention Homes Saw:

161

youth who were formerly in foster care and aged out of the system

132

LGBTQ+ youth who stated family rejection as their reason for seeking shelter

190

youth who reported family breakup as their reason for seeking shelter

60

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.

Beautiful teenage girl portrait in the city