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Bridging the Gap to Serve the Whole

So often youth who come to seek service somewhere like YouthLink are in crisis. They come to us with an immediate need that has to be addressed, and that need becomes the focus—instead of the whole person. While food, shelter, job assistance, etc., are all critical, we realized we could be more impactful and transformative […]

The Importance of Fitness in Housing

Written by Emily Johnson, Housing Case Manager The young people beginning their new lives at Archdale and St. Barnabas apartments have exemplified the meaning of “flexible” when it comes to their fitness rooms. Unfortunately, this has not been thanks to yoga classes or stretch bands, but due to dealing with broken equipment, closed fitness rooms, […]

Congratulations to the 2016 Graduates!

On June 17th we had one of our favorite events – our annual graduation ceremony to celebrate youth who received their high school diploma, earned their GED, or completed a postsecondary certification or training course while experiencing homelessness. It was a moving ceremony complete with graduation march, certificates of achievement, youth and community speakers, and […]

A New Partnership is on the Horizon!

Youth will soon have another opportunity to connect to educational pathways thanks to a new collaboration with the GED Testing Service and the Minnesota Literacy Council to add onsite GED testing and additional GED tutors to YouthLink’s community of resources. 67% of YouthLink clients* identified educational support as critical to their progress, yet many barriers […]

Food for their journey

Carl knows his way around lots of professional kitchens, but he found his calling cooking for YouthLink’s Drop-In Center, where he has presided as chef and kitchen manager for 20 years. In this role, Carl has supervised the creation of tens of thousands of meals for young people experiencing homelessness. “Good food is a great […]