Who We Are


A world where every young person has a safe place to live and the attention they need.


Providing life-changing resources to youth in crisis.


Our goals are to create a safe environment for youth to:

  • Build behavioral, emotional and career-related pathways for success
  • Reunite with their families
  • Become self-sufficient


We have an amazing team of people dedicated to making Boulder County a better place for at-risk youth.

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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors helps guide our organization to a stronger future and ensures that we are meeting the needs of our clients in the most effective way possible.

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Our Values



A commitment to caring for and understanding each individual’s needs, perspectives, and experiences


An interconnected community in which all are welcome, safe, and invited to contribute


Thoughtfully responsive to ever-changing needs and circumstances


Meet people where they are with integrity and transparency


Live knowing that people can achieve regardless of barriers


Facilitating growth, transformation, and leadership

Our History

Attention Homes was founded in 1966 by Judge Horace Holmes, probation officer John Hargadine, a First United Methodist Church bible study group, and concerned community members who saw the need to provide “Attention, not Detention” to troubled youth. At that time, youth in crisis who had to be temporarily removed from their homes were being held at a local detention center that also held maximum security offenders. The group envisioned providing a more comfortable, temporary home for at-risk youth that better met their needs. Over the past 50+ years, Attention Homes has provided crucial life-changing resources and services to over 11,000 youth in crisis, offering a variety of programs depending on the community’s evolving needs.

Fifty years ago, that concerned group of people began a legacy of cultivating healthy youth who thrive in a community that cares. Fifty years later, Attention Homes is still changing lives.

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