/ Youth Homelessness /
Brainerd Lakes & Central MN

Services for Youth

LSS offers services supporting children, youth, individuals and families in crisis across seven counties in the Brainerd Lakes region and Central Minnesota.

Brainerd Street Outreach

LSS Street Outreach services support youth ages 21 and younger who are at-risk, have run away from home or are experiencing homelessness.

Crisis Nursery

All parents need support sometimes. The LSS Crisis Nursery provides up to three days of emergency care for children younger than 12.

Emergency Youth Hotline

The LSS Emergency Youth Hotline offers 24/7 support and resources to youth who have run away or are experiencing homelessness. Call us anytime at 888.828.4383.

Hope Housing Services

We work with youth and families who don’t have a stable place to stay or are at-risk of becoming homeless to develop a housing plan and connect them to helpful resources.

Host Homes for Youth

Host Homes for Youth empowers good neighbors in the Brainerd Lakes area to shelter and support youth experiencing homelessness as they learn skills and move to the next stage of their lives.

Journey Transitional Living

Journey Transitional Living Program offers support to youth ages 16 to 21 in the Brainerd Lakes area who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Red Path

Our Red Path Independent Living Skills service works with youth who are in or will soon age out of residential care to build independent living skills.

Safe Place

Safe Place is a way for youth younger than age 18 to quickly access services and shelter any time — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Saving Grace

Youth who’ve survived sex trafficking receive safe housing and support to shape an individualized safety and life plan.