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Attention Homes

Attention Homes strives to make every instance of youth homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring by providing safety and support to youth facing homelessness. Over the past 53 years, our programs have continued to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our community.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Attention, Inc.​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
Attention Homes
Former Name(s)
N/A
Acronym
AH
Date Established
1966
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-0571145
Addresses
Headquarters Address
1443 Spruce St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Colorado Location
N/A
Mailing Address
N/A
Other Address
1443 Spruce St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
N/A
Fax Number
N/A
Other Phone Number
303-447-1206
Web/Email
Email
contactah@attentionhomes.org
Website
www.attentionhomes.org
Social Media Links
       

Mission Statement

Attention Homes provides life-changing resources to youth in crisis.

Organization History

HISTORY:
When Attention Homes was founded in 1966, youth who were temporarily removed from their homes because of family disruption were held at a local detention center that also housed maximum security offenders. Judge Horace Holmes, probation officer John Hargadine, and a group of First United Methodist Church parishioners and community members saw the need for a more comfortable temporary home, providing 'attention, not detention' for at-risk youth. Since 1966, Attention Homes has provided critical, life-changing services to over 11,500 youth in Boulder County.

PROGRAMS:
Attention Homes operates an Adolescent Residential Care facility, which houses up to 10 youth ages 12-17 who are placed through the Department of Human Services. We also operate a Runaway and Homeless Youth shelter for youth ages 12-20 who need a safe place to stay temporarily. Youth in both programs work with case managers to identify goals and address behavioral, mental health, substance use, and any other concerns. Attention Homes also operates a daytime drop-in center for youth ages 12-24, open every day for people to receive a hot meal, shower, free laundry services, and a safe place to be for the day. All young people in each of these programs is offered assistance with education, employment, housing, family coaching, group support, equine-therapy, access to pro-social activities, and more. Opening fall 2019, Attention Homes' newest program, the Attention Homes Apartments, will start leasing apartments to forty 18-24 year olds who are exiting homelessness, along with supportive services.

Testimonials

"Thanks and thanks again...you changed my life. I've never met incredible people like you. You gave me compliments I never heard before and set challenging goals with me that you knew I could handle. Thank you for reminding me of how intelligent I am, how I can do anything I set my mind to, and how I'm not alone in this world (I have my Mom here with me now). It's really going to be hard to be away from Attention Homes, but I'm leaving satisfied. I can't put into words how grateful I am." -Jessica
(letter we received as a participant in our program was exiting to reunify with her family)

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