Our Second Youth Enterprise Award Winner!

We are happy to announce our newest Youth Enterprise Award winner, A, who lives at the 1440 Pine Street Apartments. A handful of wonderful youth were nominated but after much deliberation, our selection committee chose A. Congratulations A!   The Youth Enterprise Award recognizes a young person between the ages of 18 and 24 who…

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A Musical Partnership

During such a tumultuous year, something really unique and sweet has emerged for the tenants living at the AH Apartments. Just down the street sits the nonprofit called eTown Hall. eTown Hall is a place to “educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and…

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Meet Jack

It’s been an intense year with COVID-19, police brutality, polarized politics, protests, and reflecting and acting on ways to create an anti-racist country within our own community and organization. And at the same time, there are success stories. These stories help light the way through dark times, and we must remember to focus on these…

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Meet Gabby

Gabby’s parents had a long history of substance use and were routinely putting Gabby and her siblings in dangerous situations. As an elementary and middle school student, Gabby managed the household and took care of her younger brothers. She was the one getting them up for school every day. She was the one making sure…

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Our First Youth Enterprise Award

We are excited to launch the Youth Enterprise Award for the first time ever at Attention Homes! The Youth Enterprise Award recognizes a young person between the ages of 12 and 24 who is a participant of Attention Homes programming, has overcome personal adversity, is creating positive change in their lives, and demonstrates exceptional work…

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Meet Markus

Markus was asked to leave his home in Salt Lake City at age 17 when his family discovered he was gay through a social media post. Because of being “outed” on social media, he experienced bullying and discrimination at school and in his usual social environments. None of his friends’ families would take him in,…

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Meet Melanie

Attention Homes’ street outreach staff and volunteers met Melanie and her family on the street. Although her mom had a job their family didn’t have enough money to afford their own place, they were homeless. Melanie’s mom brought her to Attention Homes so that she would be safe and attend high school regularly. Melanie has…

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Meet David

In late 2010, when Attention Homes’ youth shelter opened, David was one of our first residents. He came to our shelter on New Years Eve, after running away to avoid being put into foster care. He stayed with us for two months until he turned 18. During his time with us we successfully enrolled him…

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Back to School at Attention Homes

Much like any family with school-age kids, as soon as August arrives, our focus turns to Back to School. This is an exciting time for students as they head back to class, eager to share fun summer stories and see friends they haven’t seen in a while. Many youth also experience anxiety at the thought…

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Meet Marianna

When Marianna came to The Source we already knew about her home situation since her older brother had utilized our services before. Raised in Boulder County, Marianna was living at home at 18 but failed to graduate high school. Her parents, suffering from extreme financial distress with 3 additional school-aged children, claimed they could no…

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