The REACH, School Social Workers Work to 'Break the Cycle'
After the REACH helped Kaytlin Williamson, 21, and her baby find a home, she continues to be a frequent visitor to its Youth Drop-In Center operated by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.
“This is like my second home now,” she said.
Three years ago she was living in a tent. The Twin Cities native came to Mankato to attend Minnesota State University but things did not go as planned. She became one of the hundreds of young people in the Mankato region who find themselves without a place to call home.
Williamson called an area shelter for help. She was told they had no beds to spare but she should try the REACH, which supports young people who are experiencing homelessness or at-risk for becoming homeless.
Williamson found temporary shelter at CADA and then moved into her own apartment with help from the REACH’s Transitional Living Program.