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?

“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.”

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 […]

image YouthLink receives grant from Department of Human Services

We’re so excited to be on of the 15 agencies in the state to receive a portion of 1.8 million in funding from the Department of Human Service to help young people exiting foster care make the transition successfully. At YouthLink, we see a number of young people who exit foster care with few resources, […]

image No place to go: A look at the emails we get from youth every day.

“Hi, my name is Matt and I’m 19. I am homeless in the Minneapolis area, and I don’t have any resources. I will probably be sleeping on the streets tonight in downtown for the first time. I really want help. I don’t have anyone or anywhere to turn to. I would call, but I don’t […]

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 […]