Saving Grace is a specialized Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota foster care program for youth under the age of 18 who have experienced sex trafficking. We serve youth in the Central Minnesota counties of Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd and Wadena.
We provide safe housing and help young people meet basic needs. We also support them in shaping an individualized safety and life plan, and finding ongoing housing so they can successfully rebuild their lives.
- Safe shelter
- Food and clothing
- Individualized safety and life plans
- Counseling support
- Chemical dependency assistance
- Health services
- Job search assistance
- Support setting school goals
- Links to community resources
- Shaping an ‘after plan’ for youth exiting the program
An estimated 4,000 youth are homeless on any given night in Minnesota, making them targets for predators. Saving Grace works with community partners to raise awareness of this issue and prevent other youth from falling prey to human traffickers.
Predators often look for runaway youth, kids struggling at home or youth on the street looking for a place to stay at shopping malls, schools, bus stops, city streets or online via social networking sites.