When you want to let off steam or lose a few pounds, where do you turn? If you’re like most people in our community, you lace up your tennis shoes and head to the gym. This spring, we are asking you to help make physical fitness and access to simple things like a gym or […]
We’re so excited to share our new website with you! An online presence is an important way to reach our community and the young people we serve. But we recognized there was a better way to reach our audiences than what we had before. YouthLink’s previous website was outdated— it wasn’t easy for young people […]
Carl knows his way around lots of professional kitchens, but he found his calling cooking for YouthLink’s Drop-In Center, where he has presided as chef and kitchen manager for 20 years. In this role, Carl has supervised the creation of tens of thousands of meals for young people experiencing homelessness. “Good food is a great […]
“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 […]
Leanna was seven years old when the state took her from her mother. A little girl with a heart condition, a result of her mother’s drug addiction, Leanna faced enough challenges in her few years to last a lifetime. When she was adopted by a single mom, Leanna had a second chance at a safe […]
Get a sneak peek of our numbers from 2014! More to come later on, but here are some of our favorite stats and achievements from the last year.
Today, Cheree, is a happily-married mother of four pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Minnesota. When you meet Cheree, it’s easy to see the vibrant, intelligent woman with a passion for helping youth. What you don’t see is her difficult journey through homelessness towards stability. At YouthLink, we’ve known Cheree for […]