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The Range Youth Center

The Range Youth Shelter

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Short-term, emergency shelter and care for children and youth.

Our Purpose

The Range Youth Shelter provides short-term, emergency care for children and youth ages 0 - 17. We offer support for their physical and emotional needs in a safe, residential environment.

Youth are referred to the shelter by county social service providers, the court system and area law enforcement. Youth referred are often experiencing one or more of the following circumstances:

  • Family conflict
  • Parental neglect
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Running away
  • Substance abuse
  • Behavioral or mental health challenges
  • Truancy or school challenges

A county case manager determines the discharge plan for each youth and length of stay varies depending on the situation.

Our services connect children and their families with available resources. We assist with family reunification, self-esteem building and teaching daily living skills.

Our Approach

We support youth using a strengths-based approach. Recognizing the unique reality of each young person’s situation, the program emphasizes responsible behavior, healthy relationships and making choices to achieve goals.

The Range Youth Shelter offers a safe place for youth experiencing crises. We address medical concerns, provide educational and recreational opportunities, connect youth and families to other needed resources, teach youth daily living skills and provide crisis intervention.

The Range Youth Shelter seeks to provide cultural opportunities for all youth at the shelter. We attend community activities, such as pow-wows, and we work with youth on cultural art projects and ethnic cooking.

Contact Us

The Range Youth Shelter is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To make a referral or to receive more information, please contact us.
218.741.3343 | range.youthshelter@lssmn.org

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