Education, Employment, & Housing

Education

YouthLink can help you work on your education, whether you are in high school, working on your GED, or want to go to college.

Come to YouthLink’s Drop-In Center, and our staff will work with you to address any barriers you face to completing your education, including:

  • Getting a social security card, birth certificate, and/or and state ID
  • Filling out applications for food stamps, Medical Assistance, or financial aid
  • Advocating at your school
  • Connecting with GED tutors
  • Preparing for college applications
  • Meeting basic needs through visits to food shelves or clothing closets

 

Employment

Looking for help finding a job? Visit YouthLink’s Drop-In Center, and our staff members can assist with:

  • Online job searches and applications
  • Finding employment opportunities for youth with a criminal history
  • Getting work-appropriate clothing in our clothing closet
  • Transportation to your current job
  • Meeting your basic needs with showers and hygiene supplies
  • Working with our partner agencies to find other employment opportunities

You can also visit YouthLink’s Employment Hub for information on upcoming job fairs and employment events.

Housing

YouthLink can help you find opportunities for housing. Whether you’re looking for a shelter bed for the night, or a long-term solution, visit our Drop-In Center and our staff can help you:

  • Find shelter options for single men, women, parents, and minors
  • Learn more about YouthLink’s housing programs like Archdale Apartments, St. Barnabas Apartments, and Nicollet Square
  • Fill out housing applications, or look for an apartment
  • Find financial services to help you set a budget and manage rent and bill payments

24/7 Emergency Services, Call 651-291-0211

YouthLink works with nearly 2,000 young people experiencing homelessness each year.

Meet Katie Miller Associate Director of Drop-In Services

“I feel fortunate to work in a place where the value is seeing each individual as a whole person and meeting them where they are. It is an honor and a privilege when a young person allows us to be part of their journey.”

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