For over 28 years, Avenues has supported youth ages 16-24 in Hennepin County. Whether a young person needs someplace to stay for just one night, or a year and a half, Avenues empowers youth to find their path out of homelessness. We do that by providing a stable home, building trusting relationships, and partnering with youth as they navigate their education, career, health, wellness, and housing goals.
Avenues work is guided by the 9 Evidence-based, Guiding Principles to Help Youth Overcome Homeless and our core values: equity, community, respect and dignity, trust, liberation and anti-oppression.
Our North Minneapolis shelter and transitional housing program supports 20 youth ages 18 to 24.
Minneapolis Avenues has one emergency bed (1-3 night stays) and 20 program beds (up to 18 month stays) and is open 24-hours a day.
Our Young Families Program provides housing and support for youth ages 18-24 and their children in apartments.
Families in this program must be referred by coordinated entry. Families (with one or two parents) may have up to two children in the program.
Our Brooklyn Park shelter and transitional housing program supports 12 youth ages 16 to 21.
Brooklyn Avenues has one emergency bed (1-3 night stays) and 11 program beds (up to 18 month stays) and is open 24-hours a day.
ConneQT is a creative, community-based response to LGBTQI+ youth homelessness. The goal of this program is to provide safer, culturally responsive housing within a youth's own community.
ConneQT supports LGBTQI+ identified youth ages 16-24. Youth and community members share a home and resources.