Youth Homelessness in Minnesota
We believe all young people should live in safe and healthy environments.
More than 6,000 youth throughout Minnesota experience homelessness on any given night, according to a recent Wilder Foundation report. About 90 percent of those youth have experienced trauma, and one-third have experienced violence and exploitation. Circumstances put them at risk of dropping out of school, unemployment, chemical dependency, sex trafficking, and an adult life of homelessness.
Each year, LSS of MN makes thousands of contacts and provides youth with the resources they need to launch into productive, healthy, and independent lives. We are committed to supporting youth to gain stability through early intervention and prevention services, supportive shelters and housing options, and services to restore and strengthen families.
Services are designed to help youth find stable housing, learn life skills, succeed in school, connect with peers, avoid and move forward after sex trafficking, gain employment, and reunite with their families when that is possible.