Danae Hudson, Author at Youthlink

Stories from the Polar Vortex: “We’ve built relationships and we don’t want to abandon them.”

The much-talked-about Polar Vortex brought the lowest temperatures Minnesota has seen in two decades. Biting wind and 45-below temps kept most people inside for days at a time. But, for youth experiencing homelessness, inside was not exactly an easy option. YouthLink, along with many local organizations, stepped in to make sure these individuals had a […]

They Did for Me What My Own Family Wouldn’t Do

Over the past four decades, YouthLink has connected thousands of young people to the services they need to transition from homeless to hopeful. Many of these young people graduate from YouthLink empowered and ready to continue on their journeys of self-reliance. We reconnected with some of our alumni to talk about their experiences with YouthLink […]

Remembering Cheree O’Shields

The entire YouthLink community is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Cheree O’Shields, an insightful, sensitive, intelligent woman with a deep passion for helping young people experiencing homelessness through her gifts, talents, and expertise in nursing and healthcare.      Our journey with Cheree at YouthLink began more than 20 years when she came […]

There Are People Who Care

Over the past four decades, YouthLink has connected thousands of young people to the services they need to transform their lives. Many of these young people leave YouthLink empowered and ready to continue on their journeys of self reliance. We reconnected with some of our alumni to talk about their experiences with YouthLink—and where they […]

They Helped Me Navigate a Desperate Situation with Courage

Over the past four decades, YouthLink has connected thousands of young people to the services they need to transform their lives. Many of these young people leave YouthLink empowered and ready to continue on their journeys of self reliance. We reconnected with some of our alumni to talk about their experiences with YouthLink—and where they […]