Time isn’t just money on the streets.
It’s survival. According to one youth,
“Each day I wake up thinking maybe
today is the day I get raped or
mugged walking around downtown
because I have nowhere to
go. Or maybe today is the day
I finally give up and leave it all
behind.” Can the new Youth
Opportunity Center help these
youth leave homelessness in
the rear view mirror?

When you meet Cheree, you see an intelligent, vibrant mother of four pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the University of Minnesota. What you don’t see is her journey with YouthLink. After leaving home—where substance abuse was the norm, and hot water and electricity were luxuries—for her own safety, Cheree found hope in the ...Read More →

“Once I knew all YouthLink had to offer, I made it my business to explore every service that would help me find stability so I could move on in my life.”

image YouthLink’s Summer Food Truck Fundraiser is on!

This summer, YouthLink is partnering with food trucks in the Twin Cities to take a bite out of youth homelessness! Every week this summer, one or more food trucks will be donating 2% of their sales to support YouthLink and our mission to help youth on their journeys from homeless to hopeful. Here’s a list ...Read More →

image YouthLink Hosts First Ever Executive Sleepout

On any given night, homeless youth could fill over half the hotel rooms in downtown Minneapolis. To help change that, we’re hosting our first ever Executive Sleep Out. On the night of September 28th, YouthLink is joining forces with local corporate executives and business leaders to raise funds and awareness about youth homelessness. In an ...Read More →

image How can you get involved with our graduation ceremony?

“As I look around, I see nothing but success. Young people who have overcome the odds, ignored the statistics that said you can’t make it, and persevered.” – Reg Chapman, WCCO & last year’s graduation speaker This year, YouthLink celebrates 40 years of helping youth reach their educational goals. At our annual graduation ceremony later ...Read More →