Services for Youth


Outreach and Drop-In Centers to Keep Youth Safe

Lutheran Social Service of MN (LSS) meets youth where they are and accepts them for who they are.

We are out in the community, interacting with youth where they gather and hang out.

We also create safe places for youth to congregate and participate in positive activities.

LSS offers youth the help they need when they need it… whether they just need someone to talk to or need information about community resources.

LSS offers services in the following Minnesota communities:

Several Locations: Youth Street Outreach
LSS street outreach workers offer confidential, nonjudgmental support and assistance.

Several Locations: Runaway & Homeless Youth Programs
Free program offering support and safety for runaway youth and youth considering running away.

Duluth: Safe Place
Immediate help and safety for young people throughout the Duluth community.

Mankato: The REACH Drop-in Center
The REACH Youth Drop-In Center provides a safe space and activities for youth who are at-risk, homeless or have ran away.

Rochester: The LINK
The LINK provides case management services, life-skills groups, peer support groups, a transitional housing program and fun activities for youth who are at-risk, homeless or have ran away.

Twin Cities: Safe House Emergency Center for Youth
An emergency crisis shelter for youth ages 16-20 years old. 

Virginia: LSS Family Resource Center
A 24-hour, 7 days a week shelter that provides a safe environment for children and youth.

More LSS services for youth and families >