No place to go: A look at the emails we see every day.
“Hi, my name is Matt and I’m 19. I am homeless in the Minneapolis area, and I don’t have any resources. I will probably be sleeping on the streets tonight in downtown for the first time. I really want help. I don’t have anyone or anywhere to turn to. I would call, but I don’t have a phone. Thank you for your time.” – Matt, age 19
We get emails like Matt’s every day at YouthLink. Questions from youth looking for help—searching desperately for a spark of hope in an otherwise grim situation. But, as heartbreaking as these emails are, they are also something to celebrate. For many youth, these emails mark the first step in their journeys towards stability and a successful future.
“I really need help finding a place to stay because things are not going well at home. I’m 16 years old, turning 17 in May. I go to high school in Minneapolis; I’m in the 11th grade. I’m a good student, and I have good grades, but if I don’t find a good place to stay, I feel like my life will be over.” – Tasha, age 16
To support these youth—and so many others like them—we’re asking you to make a donation to support young people during their first steps out of homelessness.
“My name is Khaila. I’m an 18-year-old struggling, stressing to find a place to lay my head and find a job. I’m really stressed out and need help with these things. I’m tired of sleeping from couch to couch, living one day at a time. Please help me get the help that I need.” – Khaila, age 18
Take the first step with Matt, Tasha, and Khaila. Whether you’ve previously donated, or are giving for the first time, invest in our youth now, and to join them on their journeys by ensuring the stability of the resources and help they need to get back on their feet.