The Seattle Times | Host homes provide a sense of belonging for homeless youths

December 28, 2015

By Seattle Times editorial board Sarah Fink was from a small Western Minnesota mining town, but at age 17, she found herself alone and desperately poor in Minneapolis. She’d been kicked out of home twice, once by her stepfather, once by her mother, who struggled with mental illness. On the…

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

December 21, 2015

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…

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December 17, 2015

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Incredibowl 2016

December 16, 2015

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…

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New book illuminates LGBT youth homelessness

December 9, 2015

After working in New York City shelters, a Minneapolis writer examines LGBT youth homelessness.

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New app looks to connect teens and social service providers

August 26, 2015

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…

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