We recognize that you are coming to us out of a ‘need’, not necessarily a ‘want’. We hold that recognition with respect, compassion, and solidarity. We promise to do our very best to share this part of your journey with you in ways that are supportive, but also rooted in our commitment towards a more just world . Thanks for taking this leap of faith with us. We look forward to getting to know you.
-Avenues team

Support at your finger tips. Visit for our current shelter bed availability and for immediate resources. 

Avenues operates two shelter and transitional living programs. Minneapolis Avenues, in North Minneapolis, provides emergency shelter and housing in a welcoming and youth-driven environment. We're here to help you navigate resources to get you where you want to be. If you're looking for a one-three night stay in an emergency bed, reserve a bed below. If you are looking to enter the program, our beds become available on a first come, first served basis. Minneapolis Avenues has 20 program beds. Check YSNMN for our availability. 

Brooklyn Avenues, in Brooklyn Park, also provides emergency shelter and housing. Brooklyn Avenues has 11 program beds. Both houses are staffed 24/7 with supportive adults who are dedicated and focused on supporting you.

Brooklyn Avenues and Minneapolis Avenues support individual youth ages 16-20 of all gender identities. Minneapolis Avenues and Brooklyn Avenues do not accept families, couples, pets, or youth ages 21+ or younger than 16. If you are older than 20 or have a family, check our other programs below to see if you meet criteria, or visit the Adult Shelter Connect here.

Other Resources

Emergency Bed

Need a place to stay tonight? Avenues has an emergency bed at each shelter where you can stay, have a hot meal and connect to resources.

Reserve a Bed

The emergency beds become available at 4:00 pm every day and are first call first served. Call us at 4:00 pm to reserve a bed.


Host Homes

Interested in living in a community host home? Avenues' ConneQT program centers LGBTQI+ youth and youth of color and work to secure community housing.

YOU Decide

ConneQT is youth driven. You decide who you want to live with. Learn more here or call Rosie 612-214-5964.

Learn More

Young Families

Avenues' Young Families Program connect young families with housing and services. Families are supported through a referral process.

For Families

Young families must be referred to this program through coordinated entry. Call 612-704-6189 with questions or visit below.

Learn More

Drop-In Hours at Camden Avenues

Drop-In Hours:

The health and safety of youth at Avenues is, as always, our top priority. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Avenues is postponing our youth drop-in hours at Camden Avenues (Tuesdays from 2:30-5:00) until further notice. If you are a young person in need of resources, we are here for you. Rosie Benser can bring supplies to you and can connect you with resources. Call or text Rosie at 612-214-5964.