Services for Youth


The REACH Youth Drop-In Center

Welcome to The REACH Youth Drop-In Center! 

We offer a safe and supportive environment for teens and young adults. 

Drop-in and visit us!

125 East Liberty Street, Mankato

The REACH Drop-In Center hours and location >


Find out what's happening at The REACH

The REACH offers teens and young adults: 

Basic Necessities Housing and Shelter Options
  • A meal
  • A shower
  • Toiletries
  • Clothing vouchers
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Grocery vouchers
  • Computers & Wi-Fi
  • Links to public housing services
  • Emergency shelter
  • Short-term housing options
  • Independent living housing assistance
  • Crisis Nursery Program
Support & Education Preparation for Employment & Life on Your Own
  • On My Own Independent living skills course
  • Parenting support group (BOOST)
  • Community and volunteer service
  • Rental information through RentWise
  • Licensed therapists
  • Financial assistance
  • Ongoing case management
  • College preparation
  • Completing college financial aid forms (FAFSA)
  • Resume writing
  • Job searching
  • Interviewing skills
  • Assistance filing taxes
  • Budgeting and financial planning
  • Nutrition and cooking assistance
  • Assistance in obtaining legal documentation (birth certificates, social security cards, driver’s licenses, etc.)
Oh yeah – did we mention fun???  
  • Field trips
  • Art activities
  • Movie days
  • Celebrations
  • And more!


We provide a safe environment for youth where they can receive non-judgmental assistance from caring and trustworthy adults who are knowledgeable in helping them overcome the barriers of homelessness.

More about the mission of The REACH >