How You Can Help

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.

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 Julia. Click here to view our Donor Privacy Policy.

Donate Supplies

Collect personal hygiene supplies or other essential items and bring them to Avenues. If dropping off at Minneapolis Avenues, please call to schedule a drop off appointment. Click here to see our current Wish List. We also have donation drive kits, click here for more information.

Open Your Home

Become a host in the GLBT Host Home Program (for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth), Minneapolis Host Home Program (for youth in Minneapolis), or the Suburban Host Home Program (for youth in the suburbs of Hennepin County). Email us or call: 612-844-2001.


Host an event in your home or online through to benefit Avenues and raise awareness about youth homelessness. Email us or Call 612-844-2001.


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 612-844-2001.

Spread the Word

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

Connect with Avenues

Administrative and Development offices, call 612-844-2001 or 612-522-1690 x 5.

For more information about Avenues, email:

Minneapolis Avenues
612-522-1690 x 1

1708 Oak Park Ave N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Brooklyn Avenues 
612-522-1690 x 2

7210 76th Ave N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

GLBT Host Home Program
or Email Rocki

Minneapolis and Suburban Host Home Programs
or Email Ryan

or Email Ryan