Reflections on Community

At Avenues for Homeless Youth, we know that “We all do better when we all do better.” But to get there, our country must finally be free of oppression, bigotry and prejudice. We call on local, state and national political leaders to set aside all self-interests, to speak out boldly and take concrete actions against these actions and toward a …

Avenues for Homeless Youth seeks home hosts throughout metro area

Avenues for Homeless Youth seeks home hosts throughout metro area Published August 1, 2017 at 7:41 am Suburban Host Home Program matches homeless youth with homes to provide temporary stable environment By LACI GAGLIANO laci.gagliano@ecm-inc.com On any given night in Minnesota, more than 6,000 youth ages 16-24 experience homelessness. That number is reported by Wilder Research’s 2015 tri-annual study on …

The 20th Anniversary of the GLBT Host Home Program

Please join us for a community wide celebration honoring the 20th anniversary of the GLBT Host Home Program! Twenty years ago the GLBT Host Home Program began connecting community members to support GLBTQ youth experiencing homelessness – it’s time to honor all youth, hosts and community members who have made these years possible. Enjoy a tasty meal (catered by Café Southside), …

Avenues Plans for Leadership Transition

Executive Director Deborah Loon to Step Down After 9 Years  Deborah Loon, who has led Avenues for Homeless Youth as its executive director for over nine years, has announced her decision to step down this fall to pursue other personal and professional objectives. The transition to a new executive director will occur by October 1, 2017. Avenues’ board of directors …