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Services at the Center for Changing Lives Duluth

Center for Changing Lives Duluth Youth Services

In greater Duluth, LSS supports more than 880 young people every year, making thousands of contacts and providing them with the resources they need to launch into a productive, healthy and independent lives.

Our Center for Changing Lives Duluth is part of an innovative initiative to end youth homelessness in the area.


Host Homes for Youth
At-risk youth ages 18-24 are matched with caring adults who have a spare bedroom to offer.


Oh No! Eighteen (O.N.E.)
This independent living skills program includes education, support and case management for young people who are about to transition out of foster care. We work with youth to provide life skills training to assist with a successful transition to adulthood.


Renaissance Transitional Housing
Housing, case management and life skills training for youth experiencing homelessness. Youth can stay at Renaissance for up to 18 months to ensure their safety, stability and long-term success.


Runaway & Homeless Youth Program
This service guides youth to safe housing and helpful resources.


Safe Place
Duluth is the first community in Minnesota to offer Safe Place — a rapid-response national outreach program to provide immediate support to youth in a crisis. We partner with libraries, fire stations, bus transit and other community organizations that display big yellow Safe Place signs in their windows to signal to youth that they are a safe place to get immediate help.


Supportive Apartments
Low-income, long-term housing paired with supportive services for youth who are experiencing homelessness.


Teen Health Center
A free walk-in wellness service including health screenings for teens and young adults ages 13-24.


Together for Youth
A community outreach and support group for LGBTQ youth in the greater Duluth community. We offer a welcoming, supportive and safe place for youth to talk about their own experiences and find resources they need.


Truancy Action Project (TAP)
Staff from TAP connect with area schools to reach more than 500 youth each year. They offer resources to help students achieve regular school attendance.


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