Our Services At YouthLink, we know homelessness isn't a final destination.

Wherever you are in your journey, the staff at YouthLink’s Drop-In Center can help you take the next step. Our Drop-In Center is a safe, non-judgmental place for youth, 16-23 years old, from all backgrounds, races, genders, and orientations.

What can we help you do?

  • Meet your basic needs – hot meals, showers, hygiene supplies
  • Complete your GED
  • Find clothes in our clothing closet, or do laundry
  • Find employment
  • Figure out your next steps with the help of Drop-In Center staff
  • Get a photo ID
  • Access a computer
  • Work with Hennepin County on eligibility support services
  • Use our food shelf
  • Find shelter or look into housing options
  • Visit the health clinic
  • Talk to someone about any mental health needs
  • Find support at our men’s, women’s, or OUT! Group

Still have questions? Give our front desk staff a call at 612-252-1200 or email youthlink@youthlinkmn.org.

Our Drop-In Center is located at 41 N. 12th Street in downtown Minneapolis, and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 1:00pm for youth 18-23 currently staying in adult shelters, and from 3:00pm – 8:00pm for youth 16-21.

We are closed Saturday and Sunday.

YouthLink’s collaboration on the Downtown 100 program led to a 74% decrease in arrest rates among program participants.

Meet Hannah Couch Housing Case Manager

“The youth are our future and I enjoy working with them and guiding them to become productive members of the society. I believe that they need the correct motivation to live their lives and I hope I am helping them with that.”

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