The Link

Mission Statement

The Link’s mission is to build a supportive community that links youth and their families to their inner strength through life skills, education, advocacy, permanent and transitional supportive housing, and a dynamic network of social services to transform lives.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments -Helped 167 youth move into housing. -60% of youth in School Matters improved attendance. -84% of youth complied with court orders. -100+ youth enrolled in school or avoided dropout. -79% of youth who completed Juvenile Supervision Center (JSC) Case Management did not return to the JSC.
Current Goals Goal #1: The Link will continue to provide evidence-based, quality-focused, and client-driven services and programs. Goal #2: The Link will increase competencies related to cultural competence and diversity. Goal #3: The Link will strengthen and build its fund-raising capabilities in order to ensure continuance of its high-quality programs. Goal #4: The Link will strengthen its administrative structures to better support its current and future programs.
Community or Constituency Served The Link’s constituency is youth who are at-risk or who are involved in the juvenile justice system, homeless youth, homeless young families and sex trafficked youth.
Geographic Area Served Based out of north Minneapolis, The Link serves the Twin Cities seven-county metro area.

Reports & Finances

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3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$2,666,511
87.5%
Management
$263,349
8.6%
Fundraising
$119,032
3.9%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2013
$897,929
$880,634
$17,295
2012
$880,634
$885,545
($4,911)
2011
$885,545
$837,924
$47,621
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Address:
1210 Glenwood Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Phone: 612-871-0748

General Information

Alternative Name: Link, Life's Missing Link
EIN: 41-1920649
Principal Staff: Beth Holger-Ambrose
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 52
Volunteers: 80
Number of Clients: 3,300

Board

Board Chair: Crystal Hatcher
Number of Board Members: 14
Board Meetings with Quorum: 5
Average Member Attendance: 7.8

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