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Happy Holidays at Avenues

December 28, 2021

The holidays were made bright for youth at Avenues thanks to so many community partners and volunteers! In early November, youth and families in Avenues programs filled out holiday wish lists. Youth could be as creative and specific as they wanted as long as they stayed within a budget. Every…

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Meet Shannon, A Donor Who Knows the Importance of Speaking Your Truth

October 26, 2021

Over the last two months Avenues has gotten to know Shannon*, a donor to Avenues who is passionate about supporting youth experiencing homelessness. She’s a successful I.T. professional, and happily married with two kids, step children, and grandchildren. She’s proud of her tight-knit family, and was encouraged by her daughter…

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Peer-to-peer Fundraise for Avenues this Give to the Max Day

September 30, 2021

Give to the Max Day, November 18th, is just around the corner! Give to the Max Day is a state wide giving event in Minnesota and an important fundraiser for Avenues. This year we’ll be raising money for vital supports, like Avenues health and wellness team. Your support can help…

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Meet Kailee and Patrick, Monthly Donors To Avenues

September 16, 2021

September is dedicated to Avenues’ monthly donors like Kailee and Patrick! Monthly donors provide a financial foundation that allows Avenues to plan during unpredictable times like now. They also give Avenues stability to stay open 24/7 to youth needing shelter, housing, or support. Monthly donors are so important to Avenues,…

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Meet Siri and Kagan, Monthly Donors to Avenues

September 13, 2021

September is dedicated to Avenues’ monthly donors like Siri and Kagan! Monthly donors provide a financial foundation that allows Avenues to plan during unpredictable times like now. They also give Avenues stability to stay open 24/7 to youth needing shelter, housing, or support. Monthly donors are so important to Avenues,…

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Xcel Day of Service at Avenues

September 10, 2021

This month Xcel Energy volunteers spent time at our two shelter and transitional living programs, Minneapolis Avenues and Brooklyn Avenues. Volunteers spent an afternoon learning about youth homelessness and helping staff with yard work. They pulled weeds, mowed and raked, and prepped our community gardens for next year. Thanks to…

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United Way Kick Starts Back to School at Avenues

August 25, 2021

This month Twin Cities United Way donated 112 backpacks full of school supplies for youth at Avenues! The backpacks will help kick start youth going back to school this fall. “A lot of youth (at Avenues) are over eighteen and out of high school,” James Mullins, Avenues Education and Career…

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Meet Judy, A Young Person at Avenues

August 20, 2021

Judy, a 20-year-old at Minneapolis Avenues, shared about her journey at Avenues. Read her interview below. Judy’s Interview What can society do better for youth?  Listen to youth. Ask youth what they need instead of assuming. What do you think causes youth homelessness?  Mental health, family issues, unfair adults, and…

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Meet Tim and Katie, Hosts in ConneQT and Cheerleaders for the Next Generation

July 29, 2021

This month special guests volunteered at Avenues’ Pride booth. Tim and Katie are hosts in Avenues’ ConneQT program. For three months a 17-year-old youth, Angel, has been living with them. The youth, who uses he/they pronouns, is the first young person Tim and Katie have hosted. “We’ve wanted to be…

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Statement On Trial Verdict

April 22, 2021

Click here for Avenues’ statement on the Derek Chauvin trail.

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