On any given night in Minnesota, 4,000 young people will experience homelessness. But homelessness is not their final destination. Thanks to YouthLink, and supporters like you, we can open new pathways for young people facing barriers, and help them build more stable futures.
Our mission and vision
At YouthLink, our mission is to build healthy relationships with youth and the community to address youths’ urgent needs so that doors of opportunity are opened to futures of empowerment, connectedness, and self-reliance.
Our vision is to empower youth to shape their futures by providing a safe, supportive, respectful and responsive community of excellence. YouthLink is the place where the end of homelessness and the end of poverty begin for the youth we serve.
At YouthLink, we have over 40 years of experience connecting young people with a community of resources and support. Whether it’s basic needs, like a hot shower or a warm meal, assistance with employment or educational goals, accessing mental and physical health resources, or finding supportive housing, we can help young people at all stages of their journey.
YouthLink is also the host site for the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC). The YOC is a unique collaborative model, bringing together a variety of organizations and agencies that provide resources young people experiencing homelessness may need – all in one location. Our one-stop-shop model helps deliver life-changing resources more effectively for the young people we work with.