Services for Youth


Youth Street Outreach Services

LSS street outreach workers offer confidential, nonjudgmental street-based outreach services to homeless, runaway and street-involved youth. We provide youth with the help and assistance they need to meet daily needs, obtain housing, and access other services.

LSS Street Outreach Services are available in the following communities:

Brainerd Duluth Mankato Rochester Twin CitiesWillmar

LSS Street Outreach mission statement:
We provide a positive adult presence on the streets by meeting youth where they are at, offering counseling, referral, and basic needs support through relationship-based, nonjudgmental outreach.

A fundamental, underlying precept of the program involves meeting youth where they are (physical location such as city streets, as well as mental and emotional state), and building trusting relationships with those youth.

It is through these relationships that youth outreach workers are able to deliver services, including assistance with basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter, as well as crisis counseling and problem-solving. Outreach staff also work to connect youth with other agencies and organizations in the community.