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 …

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 …

Incredibowl 2016

Join Avenues for a Sunday afternoon of pins, prizes and pizza at The Park Tavern Bowling & Entertainment Center. Your $40 admission fee covers two games of bowling, shoes, pizza buffet and beverages – $30 goes directly to support Avenues for Homeless Youth! We’ll also raffle off some great prizes as well as award the group with the best team …

New app looks to connect teens and social service providers

By Neal St. Anthony | Star Tribune | July 15, 2015 A business-nonprofit collaboration has resulted in a new Web application that is helping Twin Cities homeless boys and girls find shelter, a bed and needed services from a dozen agencies that support young people. It also helps families connect with related services faster. “This puts the resources right in …