Impact and Programs
In 2017, 260 youth and young families received stable housing in addition to comprehensive support services.
440 youth with chronic truancy participated in the School Matters Program and worked on goals to increase their school engagement and academic performance.
89% of youth who completed Juvenile Supervision Center (JSC) Case Management did not return to the JSC, and 74% improved their school attendance while participating in the program.
132 sexually exploited youth received shelter, housing and critical outreach services through The Link’s Safe Harbor Programming.
Goal #1: The Link will expand the organization’s branding. Goal #2: The Link will ensure quality programs. Goal #3: The Link will enhance youth and adult staff leadership, development and employment opportunities. Goal #4: The Link will continue sound funding and support for the organization. Goal #5: The Link will increase capacity and streamline processes, policies and procedures.
Community or Constituency Served
The Link works with youth and young families who are experiencing homelessness, sexual exploitation and/or involved in the juvenile justice system.
Geographic Area Served
Based out of north Minneapolis, The Link serves the seven county Twin Cities metro.