Youth Opportunity Center

YouthLink is the host site for the Youth Opportunity Center – a collaboration of agencies providing services to young people in one location. Having a wide variety of service providers in one location helps break down the barriers young people may face in accessing these services and provides them with a wider range of opportunities and resources.

Below is a listing of our current Youth Opportunity Center partners. If you’re interested in learning more about potential partnership, please contact Marney Thomas, Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement, at 612-252-1226 or thomas@youthlinkmn.org.

To view our current monthly calendar, visit our calendar page.

 Housing Stability

Health and Wellness

Crisis, Basic Needs, Drop-In

  • Catholic Charities Young Fathers Program
  • Cornerstone
  • The Family Partnership Teen PRIDE Program
  • Hennepin County Eligibility Support
  • Hennepin County Front Door, Homeless Access
  • Kulture Klub Collaborative
    • This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Education and Employment

StreetWorks Collaborative Partnerships

YouthLink is also part of StreetWorks Collaborative – a group of agencies that provides street outreach services to people experiencing homelessness. To see a full list of partners, click here.

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

Meet Emily Johnson Housing Case Manager

“It is inspiring to work for an agency that embodies their mission and principles in all aspects of its organization. Every youth is in the driver’s seat of their journey at YL and it is a privilege to be able to help them on their ride.”

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