For 25 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 navigating the youth’s education, career, health and 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 16 to 20*.
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 20*.
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.
Abule is a collective housing program for youth who identify as Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) where community members share their home and resources with youth experiencing homelessness.
Abule, Avenues newest program, supports BIPOC youth ages 18-24 with housing and supportive services. More information coming soon.