Our Services - Youthlink

Our Services At YouthLink, we know homelessness isn't a final destination.

Wherever you are in your journey, the staff at the YouthLink Drop-In Center can help you take the next step. Our Drop-In Center is a safe, non-judgmental place for youth, 16-24 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! (LGBTQ+) Group

Do you still have questions? Give our front desk staff a call at 612-252-1200 or email youthlink@youthlinkmn.org.

Drop-In Center Hours

The YouthLink Drop-In Center is located at 41 N. 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
Transitioning Youth Ages 22-24
AM Drop-In: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Youth Ages 16-21
PM Drop-In: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Drop-In Center is closed on Wednesdays unless you’ve scheduled an appointment.

Saturday & Sunday

Youth Opportunity Center Program Hours

Healthcare for the Homeless
Monday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm (2nd Tuesday of every month – starts at 10:00 am)
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kulture Klub Collaborative

Check out Kulture Klub Collaborative for their monthly programming on their website at http://www.kultureklub.org/.

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

Meet Shannon Acuña, 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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