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Volunteer and/or Intern with Attention Homes in Boulder


Attention Homes’ mission is to provide abused, neglected, homeless, runaway and at-risk youth comprehensive shelter care and structured, community-based living.  We teach youth guiding life principles and skills necessary for a self-sufficient future.



Provide residential treatment, counseling and safe shelter to at-risk youth.


Help teens in crisis become healthy, productive members of our community.


Attention Homes has two programs for at-risk youth: Runaway & Homeless Youth (RHY) and Adolescent Residential Care (RES).

Our RHY program provides street outreach, day drop-in and overnight emergency shelter services to homeless teens under the age of 20.  The goal of this program is to reduce youth homelessness through building trust and establishing relationships with them and increasing access to services that move teens from living on the streets or in the shelter towards stable, long-term housing and/or family reunification.

Our RES program operates three tracts: respite/extended care, sober living and transitional living.  The goal of this program is to provide abused, neglected, delinquent, troubled and/or recovering teens with remporary residential care and treatment services to help them transition through their crisis and to a long-term and safe placement or emancipation.

Both programs are licensed Residential Child Care Facilities (RCCF) and are designed based on best practices of successful youth residential care programs, such as “family involvement, supervision and support by caring adults, a skill-focused curriculum, service coordination, development of individual treatment plans, positive peer influence, enforcement of a strict code of discipline, building self-esteem, family-like atmosphere and planning and support for post-progrram life” (CSU Social Work Research Center).

** If you are interested, please contact Lisa below: LHarris@attentionhomes.org **

Lisa Joy Harris; MSW

Volunteer Coordinator

Attention Homes

1443 Spruce Street

Boulder, CO 80302