Partners Archives - Youthlink

Bridging the Gap to Serve the Whole

So often youth who come to seek service somewhere like YouthLink are in crisis. They come to us with an immediate need that has to be addressed, and that need becomes the focus—instead of the whole person. While food, shelter, job assistance, etc., are all critical, we realized we could be more impactful and transformative […]

Community with a View

It’s been a four-year-long journey, but it’s been worth every step. The Downtown View housing development has finally opened its doors to young people experiencing homelessness in Minneapolis. The result of a partnership with Project for Pride in Living (PPL), this development fills a critical need for youth ages 18 to 24. Downtown View is […]

A Job Is Just The Beginning

“Jobs can open the door to opportunity for young people. But they are not a golden ticket,” Quinn explains. At YouthLink, Quinn works with young people as a Career Specialist with the Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota (GESMN) Youth Heading Home program. Through the Youth Heading Home program, youth are given access to a number of services […]

What Can You Do?

Married for forty-seven years, Ann Marie and David Hintz have stood together through lots of stormy weather, including worries about their son—a bright young man who lost his bearings for a time. “We first learned of YouthLink when it was known as the ‘Minneapolis Youth Diversion Program.’ We were in ‘crisis mode’ at the time […]

What Are You Not Seeing?

A native of southern Minnesota, John Dorman has lived in Minneapolis for 25 years and calls it home. Years ago, when his employer established an internal Twin Cities Pride network in the workplace, John began looking for volunteer opportunities to assist the local LGBT community through engagement and support. John eventually found a program that […]

History In The Making: Dr. Rose Brewer

This month, YouthLink is celebrating Black History Month by showcasing some of the amazing women in our community. Hi, my name is: Dr. Rose Brewer I identify as: a Black woman, scholar–activist What I do at YouthLink: I am a strong supporter of YouthLink and am very pleased with the work that is being done. […]

Running in the Same Direction

Mishka Vertin and Mike Jurasits, founders of Mile in My Shoes (MiMS), know first-hand about the joy of helping people become comfortable, confident runners. “Before we moved to the Twin Cities, we ran with a program in New York City that paired an experienced runner with a person staying in a shelter who had likely […]