The Bridge for Youth

Mission Statement

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

Accomplishments 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.
Current Goals 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.

Reports & Finances

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Organization Last Reviewed on 07/01/2017

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1111 22nd St W
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405
Phone: 612-377-8800

General Information

Alternative Name: The Bridge
EIN: 41-0983062
Principal Staff: Michelle Basham
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 43
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 1000
Ruling Year: 1974


Board Chair: Kristine Oberg
Number of Board Members: 18
Board Meetings with Quorum: 8
Average Member Attendance: 10.8

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