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Announcing Avenues’ New Executive Director

December 1, 2017

Announcing Avenues’ New Executive Director 

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Avenues for Homeless Youth seeks home hosts throughout metro area

August 11, 2017

Avenues for Homeless Youth seeks home hosts throughout metro area Published August 1, 2017 at 7:41 am Suburban Host Home Program matches homeless youth with homes to provide temporary stable environment By LACI GAGLIANO laci.gagliano@ecm-inc.com On any given night in Minnesota, more than 6,000 youth ages 16-24 experience homelessness. That…

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Avenues Plans for Leadership Transition

June 2, 2017

Executive Director Deborah Loon to Step Down After 9 Years  Deborah Loon, who has led Avenues for Homeless Youth as its executive director for over nine years, has announced her decision to step down this fall to pursue other personal and professional objectives. The transition to a new executive director…

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Host homes a cheaper way to help homeless Washington youth

March 3, 2017

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Creative Community Responses to Youth Homelessness

September 22, 2016

Youth homelessness in the United States is an under-reported crisis. The statistics are truly startling. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as many as 1.6 million children are presently homeless. In Minnesota where I am a youth worker there are over 4,000 youth 16-21 experiencing homelessness…

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Fundraising Events in January

January 4, 2016

NO HOUSE TO CALL MY HOME | A Reading & Community Discussion JANUARY 30, 2016 3-4:30pm Shir Tikvah | 1360 W Minnehaha Pkwy, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419 Tickets: nohousetocallmyhome.eventbrite.com Reading by Ryan Berg from his new book, No House to Call My Home (Nation Books) with Comments by Senator Scott Dibble…

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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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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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