Youth Homelessness
Mankato Area

Mankato Youth Experiencing Homelessness Services

Youth in the Mankato area who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness turn to Lutheran Social Service (LSS) for nonjudgmental support and assistance. LSS supports hundreds of youth every year in the Mankato area. We are committed to providing youth with the resources they need to launch into productive, healthy and independent lives.

The REACH Youth Resource CenterMan helping homeless youth.

Provides a safe space and activities for youth who are at risk, experiencing homeless or have run away.


Transitional Affordable Housing

Host Homes for Youth

Youth who need a safe place to stay are matched with caring adults who can provide safe, short-term housing.

Sheltered Ground Transitional Living

Young adults find support and assistance as they transition to living independently in their own home or apartment.


Street Outreach

Mankato Youth Street Outreach

Confidential, nonjudgmental support and assistance for youth who have run away from home or are without a stable place.


Additional Programs

Minnesota Regional Navigators

Navigators connect youth and young adults who have been sexually exploited to housing, mental health support, employment and education resources, necessities to meet one’s basic needs, caring adults, legal services, advocacy, health care and other community resources.

Sex Trafficking Education

Helps prevent youth from falling prey to human traffickers.