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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Attention Homes

Changing lives of youth in crisis

three stars

89.23

1440 Pine Street Suite B
Boulder, CO 80302
tel: (303) 447-1206   Web Site
EIN: 84-0571145

Board Leadership
Ed Victor
Board Chair

CEO
Chris Nelson
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.23 three stars
  Financial 87.05 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Attention Homes provides opportunities for at-risk youth to change their lives. We offer shelter, community-based living and teaching of life skills necessary for an independent future. Our goal is to help youth 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 youth under the age of 20. Our RES program operates three tracts: respite/extended care, sober living and transitional living.

Attention Homes provides opportunities for at-risk youth to change their lives. We offer shelter, community-based living and teaching of life skills necessary for an independent future. Our goal is to help youth 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 youth under the age of 20. Our RES program operates three tracts: respite/extended care, sober living and transitional living.

Financial

three stars

87.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
74.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth 12.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Attention Homes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Attention Homes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Attention Homes (CO) 89.23 three stars
Youth Eastside Services (WA) 93.97 four stars
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches (FL) 85.22 three stars
Presbyterian Home for Children (AL) 87.16 three stars
Covenant House Alaska (AK) 92.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,224,745
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $587,781
Total Contributions $1,812,526
   Program Service Revenue $416,755
Total Primary Revenue $2,229,281
   Other Revenue $498,676
TOTAL REVENUE $2,727,957
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,873,867
   Administrative Expenses $266,576
   Fundraising Expenses $355,324
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,495,767
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $232,190
   
Net Assets $2,175,621

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Runaway and Homeless Youth Program $1,193,348 63.7%
Residential Program $680,519 36.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 12/01/2020 89.23 three stars
2018-09 10/01/2019 86.94 three stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 84.84 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 88.89 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.05 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 84.37 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 79.85 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 78.58 two stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 75.22 two stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 79.30 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 84-0571145
Name in IRS Master File ATTENTION INC
NTEE Code P73
NTEE Classification Group Home (Long Term)
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
(399) Other housing activities
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1967
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,099 3.73% Chris Nelson Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Attention Homes (CO) 89.23 three stars
Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes (GA) 85.80 three stars
New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NY) 86.57 three stars
Boys Hope Girls Hope International (MO) 88.46 three stars
The Bridge for Youth (MN) 90.27 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Attention Homes
1440 Pine Street
Suite B
Boulder, CO 80302
tel: (303) 447-1206
fax: (303) 447-0623
EIN: 84-0571145

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Board Leadership

Ed Victor
Board Chair

CEO

Chris Nelson
Chief Executive Officer

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