The Link

Mission Statement

The Link works with youth and families to overcome the impacts of poverty and social injustice.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments 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.
Current Goals 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.

Reports & Finances

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Safe Harbor:
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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 03/23/2018

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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1210 Glenwood Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55405-1415
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): 84
Number of Volunteers: 285
Number of Clients: 3000
Ruling Year: 1999


Board Chair: Jason A. Marvin
Number of Board Members: 13
Board Meetings with Quorum: 10
Average Member Attendance: 7.9

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