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Homeless Youth in Minnesota

On any night in Minnesota, 4,000+ youth and young adults are homeless and on their own. More than 10,000 young people in Minnesota experience homelessness every year.

Avenues for Homeless Youth provides emergency shelter, short-term housing and supportive services for homeless youth in a safe and nurturing environment. Through such service, Avenues seeks to help youth achieve their personal goals and make a positive transition into young adulthood.


Watch this video! Avenues' Youth Counselor Michael Lee aptly states via a very moving spoken word performance the great need for housing for youth experiencing homelessness...and the angst experienced as a youth counselor having to turn away young people when there simply isn't room at the shelter.

Download our 2012-2013 Annual Report