Why Work At Avenues

Avenues partners with youth experiencing homelessness to achieve their dreams. We strive to do that in a safe and nurturing environment through a social justice lens. Through such service, Avenues seeks to support youth and young families while they define their experiences, life dreams and futures. Our work takes into account historical trauma, systems of oppression and intersectionality while being grounded in the power of resiliency, healing and community.

Our work is grounded by the 9 Evidence-based Principles to Help Youth Overcome Homelessness.

Our Values

Respect + Dignity

Current Openings

Assistant Director, Host Home and Collective Housing: is responsible for the general operations, services and outcomes of the community-based programs. The position provides leadership and support to the community-based programs by helping teach program to cultivate programming that is reflective of cultural awareness, youth determination and social justice advocacy and change. Learn More Here.

Data Compliance Coordinator: is responsible for monitoring data quality and over all systems performance for Avenues Shelter and Transitional Housing (TH) programs. This position provides leadership and direction to support staff in their data management and administrative work to ensure compliance is established and maintained in accordance with all regulatory requirements. In addition, this position will be responsible for data tracking and entry of program measurements. This person will work directly with the department managers to comply with internal and external data standards. Learn More Here.

Youth Support Specialist, On-Call: will provide a positive community environment to help youth heal from the trauma they have experienced and prepare them to secure and maintain stable housing of their choice. Learn More Here.
Mental Health Therapist, Part-Time: will provide mental health services to youth ages 16-21 and families as needed at Avenues' Shelterand Transitional Housing Programs in North Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park . Learn more here.

Registered Nurse, Part-Time: supports the health and wellness of youth participating in Avenues’ emergency shelter and transitional living programs in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park. This position is part of Avenues’ integrative health and wellness team. Learn More Here.

Family Advocate & Engagement Specialist: provides case management to young families who have been referred by coordinated entry services and are participating in the Avenues for Young Families Program (AYF). This position helps the young adults identify and pursue life goals, supporting them as they develop new skills, and assisting them in accessing community resources to stay stably housed. Learn more here.