HELP IS HERE
At Avenues, we have shelter and short-term housing programs for youth ages 16-20 with lots of supportive services to help you become stable and pursue your personal goals. You can stay in one of our programs until you are able to find a longer-term place to live (and we help you figure that out!). Check out our program availability here.
Need a place to crash for a few nights? Avenues has emergency beds for youth ages 16-20 at Minneapolis and Brooklyn Avenues. Emergency beds can be reserved every day at 4 p.m. by calling 612-522-1690 x 1 for Minneapolis Avenues, or 612-522-1690 x 2 for Brooklyn Avenues. *Minneapolis Avenues’s emergency bed is temporarily out of use.
Avenues has three host home programs, two for LGBTQ youth ages 16-24, and one for youth ages 16-24. Youth determine a host family (that Avenues has screened/trained) to live with for one month to a year. Youth determine what host is the best fit for them, and are not “placed.” Queer Avenues, our location in St. Paul, has drop in support for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness. More information here.
At Avenues, here’s what we offer:
Bedroom, bathroom, 3 meals a day, laundry and bus passes
24 hour support from trustworthy adults
Access to computers and phones
Guidance from a case manager to solve problems, set goals and connect with community resources
Help to identify and pursue your education and career goals
Health and wellness supports from a nurse and counselor
Assistance with your housing search
Family counseling and reconnection help
Life skills classes, like budgeting, cooking and nutrition, parenting
We’ll give you enough time to take a breath, set your personal goals and get on your feet!
William found a bed and resources at Avenues to enable him to finish school and find a job.