To provide runaway and homeless youth safe shelter, assist in the prevention and resolution of family conflicts, and reunify families whenever possible.
Impact and Programs
Responded to 2,484 crisis calls and 5,688 crisis text messages, provided shelter stays for 681 unduplicated youth, offered shelter, case management and legal resources for 82 systems-involved youth, provided support group sessions with 1,387 attendances; 65% of youth exited to safe and stable housing, 91% identified at least one positive connection with a peer or supportive adult, 91% increased their life skills, and 62% reported a better relationship with family.
Provide emergency shelter for 550 unduplicated youth, including 22 unduplicated supportive housing residents, respond to 1,500 crisis calls and 5,000 text exchanges with youth, provide 80 system-involved youth provided shelter, case management, and legal resources, provide weekly support groups with 900 attendances, and community and street outreach reaching 2,050 individuals; 85% of youth will secure safe and stable housing at exit, 80% will be in school and/or pursuing employment, and 80% will report at least one adult to whom they can go to for support.
Community or Constituency Served
Runaway and homeless youth (include youth in crisis, eg. at risk of running or violence, pregnant/parenting teens, parents/youth in conflict, sexually-exploited youth) and their families
Geographic Area Served
Primarily Twin Cities metro (Hennepin County) but accessible to youth throughout the state and region.