Runaway & Homeless Youth Program “The Source”
Attention Homes operates the only youth shelter in Boulder County. This program was created specifically to help homeless youth living on the streets or in unstable living conditions transition to long-term housing and/or family reunification. The Source is located at 3080 Broadway (in North Boulder along the Skip Bus Line). Please call 303.447.1207 for more information.
The Source serves runaway and homeless youth and youth in crisis. Youth between the ages of 12 and 20 are eligible for a shelter bed, and youth ages 12 to 24 are welcome to our daytime drop-in center.
The geographic focus of the RHY program includes Boulder and Broomfield Counties. We do not turn youth away based on a prior residence outside of these areas.
Our RHY Program, “The Source,” offers three service components:
Our team of staff and volunteers work to build trust and relationships with youth on the streets and to provide them with basic needs and referrals to Attention Homes and other relevant services.
Daytime Drop-in Center:
Drop-in is open EVERY DAY from 12:30pm – 5:00pm. Youth have access to food, clothing, showers, laundry, internet access, and hygiene items. In addition, they have access to education, medical care, legal services, and more. Youth age 24 and under are welcome to utilize these services.
Overnight Emergency Shelter:
Our shelter is open nightly from 5:00pm – 8:00am. Twelve youth per night can stay in our shelter, safe from the streets and elements. Case managers assist with long-term housing options, a pathway toward family reunification, education, and employment support. Residents have access to optional aftercare services. Youth age 20 and under are welcome to utilize this service.
Youth in our RHY program are provided the following services:
- Safe shelter
- Basic needs such as healthy meals, clothing, showers and laundry
- Lessons in life skills
- Case management and family mediation
- Individual and group counseling
- Substance abuse counseling
- Equine Therapy
- Assistance finding employment and in-house career counseling groups
- Access to education through re-enrollment in school or enrollment in our in-house GED program
- Recreational/cultural activities and experiential education
- Access to physical and mental health care
- Transportation assistance
- A team of experienced and caring counselors, volunteers and other service providers