Homeless Youth in Minnesota
On any night in Minnesota, 2,500 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.