Willmar Youth Homelessness Services
Youth in the Willmar area who are at-risk or experiencing homelessness can find non-judgmental support and assistance at LSS. We support hundreds of youth every year in the Willmar area, and are committed to providing young people with the resources they need to launch into productive, healthy and independent lives.
LSS is committed to the health and safety of the youth we serve, our employees and volunteers. Our leadership has developed a three-tiered COVID-19 response based on recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health and CDC.
Currently our Willmar office is closed to non-employees and groups. We continue to support current youth clients by phone. We will meet in person if it is necessary to place a young person into emergency shelter, and our crisis support is also available to all youth by phone.
If you are 24 or younger and need support, please contact our emergency hotline at 320.444.0512.
Independent Living Services
Education & Training Voucher
Provides money to students who have aged out of foster care to pay for college tuition/fees, room/board, book/supplies and personal/living expenses.
Seeking Experiences with Attitudes, Relationships, Community & Home (SEARCH)
Provides guidance and support to youth ages 16-22 who have been in out-of-home placement and are preparing to find their own living situation.
Sexually Exploited Youth Program
Serves youth or young adults up to age 24 who have been sexually exploited or trafficked.
Teen Parents Program
Teen Parents program is a supportive group for youth ages 21 or younger that provides guidance for achieving success within a family context.
Youth Leadership Council
The purpose of the Youth Leadership Council is to be a voice for other foster youth, promote and educate about the foster care system and work for positive change.
Permanent Supportive Housing
A housing service for youth up to age 24 who have a documented disability and are experiencing homelessness.
Youth Supportive Housing
Supports homeless and at-risk youth to establish and maintain an independent household, while preventing future occurrences of homelessness.
Willmar Street Outreach/Basic Center Service
Confidential, nonjudgmental support and assistance for youth who have run away from home or are without a stable place.