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.