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Did You Know?
There are about 1.68 million runaway or homeless youth in the United States each year.
About 25% of the homeless population has serious mental illness.
Homeless & runaway youth are especially vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation.
32% of runaway or homeless youth have attempted suicide.
There are approximately 1,500 homeless youth in Colorado at any given time.
Attention Homes is Boulder County's only youth shelter.
25% of foster care youth experience homelessness after aging out of the system.
35% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ in Boulder County.
Homeless youth have 3X the rate of depression and PTSD compared to their peers.
In Boulder County alone, at least 168 youth ages 12-24 are homeless or at risk on any given night.
50% of chronically homeless adults were homeless as transition-aged youth.
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.