With your support this year, Avenues will help over 300 youth find safe shelter and support. They’ll have the opportunity to transition to a stable young adulthood and become contributing members of our community. Your gifts of dollars, time and in-kind donations make our mission possible.

The statistics of homeless youth in Minnesota are staggering. There isn’t enough shelter, housing and supportive services in the state for the 6000+ youth who experience homelessness every night.

That’s why we and our partners are working hard to expand our services and reach more youth. You can help! We offer some suggestions below.

You're Invited 

Come visit the youths’ homes, and learn about how Avenues is partnering with youth to achieve their dreams. Join us every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00-6:45 p.m. at Minneapolis Avenues or Brooklyn Avenues.


Donate Financially

Click here to make a secure online donation. You may also mail a check or call 612-844-2001 to make a donation using your credit card. If you would like to donate stock, contact Anna. Click here to view our Donor Privacy Policy.

Donate Supplies

Our youth needs are constantly changing. Shop our current needs online at Amazon. If you’re interested in hosting a donation drive, contact Marni Zimlin, Giving Manager, for our current needs 612-844-2005.

Open Your Home

Become a host in the GLBT or ConneQT Host Home Programs (for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth), or the Minneapolis and Suburban Host Home Program (for youth in Hennepin County). Email us or call: 612-968-1672.


Host an event in your home or online to benefit Avenues and raise awareness about youth homelessness. Email us or Call 612-844-2005.


Plant and maintain our vegetable garden or do yard work. Help clean and maintain our house. Prepare and deliver a meal. Email us or Call 612-844-2005. Volunteers working with/near youth must be 21 or older.

Spread the Word

Tell others about the critical services that Avenues provides to homeless youth. Download our agency brochure.