Our Services - Youthlink

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.

In 2013, youth who received GED tutoring services at YouthLink had a pass rate of 74% - higher than the national average.

Meet Shannon Brennan, MSW, LICSW Supervisor of Integrated Services

“I work at YL to help ensure youth are able to access trauma informed and holistic services. I feel honored to be a part of their journey and to have the opportunity to work with some of the most caring, courageous and resilient people I know.”

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