Creative Community Responses to Youth Homelessness

Youth homelessness in the United States is an under-reported crisis. The statistics are truly startling. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as many as 1.6 million children are presently homeless. In Minnesota where I am a youth worker there are over 4,000 youth 16-21 experiencing homelessness on any given night. Youth-specific shelter beds in Minnesota are …

The Latest AveNEWS

Read the Latest AveNEWS where we detail the launch of a collaborative short-term housing program for homeless LGBTQ youth, Brooklyn Avenues’ one year anniversary as well as a number of fundraisers held throughout our supportive community! Don’t forget to reserve a spot at one of our volunteer info session to learn how you can get involved with Avenues.

Fundraising Events in January

NO HOUSE TO CALL MY HOME | A Reading & Community Discussion JANUARY 30, 2016 3-4:30pm Shir Tikvah | 1360 W Minnehaha Pkwy, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419 Tickets: nohousetocallmyhome.eventbrite.com Reading by Ryan Berg from his new book, No House to Call My Home (Nation Books) with Comments by Senator Scott Dibble & Rabbi Michael Latz Each $25 ticket includes: Copy of …

Star Tribune | Some nonprofits, hurt by the recession, are now expanding

By Neal St. Anthony and Patrick Kennedy Banyan Community, after a three-year fundraising campaign, is building a $6 million center that will allow it to serve at least 100 more low-income children in the Phillips neighborhood Avenues for Homeless Youth has gone from bleeding money in 2007 to expanding into a new Brooklyn Park facility this year. The Bridge for …