Show your pride
The challenges are bigger than ever, as you know. Whether it's a place for the night or for a year, Avenues supports stability for young people in order for them to have a path out of homelessness.
Support Beyond Shelter
Avenues programs not only provide safe shelter and housing options for youth, but holistic supports to meet a youth's mental, physical, and life-long goals. Youth are the drivers of their own journeys, and we're here to walk alongside them during this part of their story. Our programs support youth in Minnesota who are 16-24 years old, and their children, who are experiencing homelessness.
Youth Homelessness In Minnesota
Every night in Minnesota, more than 6,000 youth will experience homelessness and disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous, Youth of Color, and LGBTQI+ identified young people. The causes of that are intersectional, but lack of affordable housing, poverty, mental health, and racist housing practices all perpetuate the issue. Learn more by reading Wilder Research's latest publication on youth homelessness.
Caritas Vocal Ensemble Concert for Avenues
For two decades, Caritas Vocal Ensemble has partnered with churches and nonprofit organizations in Minnesota to help bring awareness and monetary aid to underserved communities. Join us on May 15th at 3 p.m. for an a cappella style choir to support youth experiencing homelessness. Proceeds support Avenues for Youth.