Links to Articles/Videos about homeless youth
The Bridge for Youth
111 West 22nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55405
The Bridge for Youth helps youth and families build the bridge from crisis to intervention. They are dedicated to providing the connection between the current realities of homelessness and a brighter, safer, more stable future. The Bridge is a safe and welcoming place for youth ages 10-17 in the Twin Cities who have no one to turn to, nowhere to go. With a dedicated staff and strong support from the community, they help hundreds of youth get off the street, into safe shelter, and on to a better life. Their welcoming, residential setting is unique among programs for runaway and homeless youth, providing services at no charge, 24/7/365. The Bridge develops approaches that help youth and their families resolve their conflicts and move toward healthier relationships. Each year they serve more than a thousand young people and families with a continuum of services: a 24-hour hotline; a crisis shelter and counseling; youth, parent and family counseling; transitional programs; ongoing support services.
1000 E. 80th St., Bloomington, MN 55420
Cornerstone’s ultimate goal is to reduce the prevalence of domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking. Healthy futures are possible when they coordinate an effective response, implement trauma-informed support services, mitigate the impact of violence on children and youth and confront the roots of violence.
ICA Food Shelf
12990 St. David’s Road, Minnetonka, MN 55305
ICA’s mission is to offer hope as they provide assistance to their neighbors in need. Their vision is to uphold the dignity of their neighbors striving for self-sufficiency, and to share the ongoing work of assisting their neighbors in partnership with the congregations, organizations, businesses and individuals in our communities. They believe that their presence in their communities makes their neighborhoods more stable and secure.
210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405
For more than 20 years, The Link has provided support to at-risk youth in the Twin Cities. Today, their programs reach out to youth and families at-risk youth in the Twin Cities when truancy, homelessness or involvement in the juvenile legal system is putting youth at risk of not reaching their fullest potential. By providing case management services to youth who are truant, homeless or in trouble with the law, The Link is building assets for at-risk youth and young adults to succeed in life. They currently serve over 3,300 at-risk youth each year.
Oasis for Youth
2200 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington, MN 55431
Oasis for Youth opens doors to housing, employment, education and wellness for youth facing homelessness in the suburbs. Oasis is celebrating 5 years of providing tools for stability and opportunities to thrive through individualized case management, onsite supportive services and connections to housing and community resources. Oasis for Youth is a vital community asset empowering all youth at risk of homelessness to believe in bright futures filled with hope, stability and self-fulfillment.
PROP (People Reaching Out to People)
4700 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
PROP’s mission is to compassionately provide comprehensive support to their neighbors in need that creates a path towards self-sufficiency. They help people in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen, Minnesota who are facing financial hardship or crisis. Primary services include a food shelf, short-term financial help, support for low-income families with children and teens, and support for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
2100 Pillsbury Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404 (Administrative Offices)
2740 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (Overnight Emergency Shelter)
Simpson Housing’s mission is to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness, with the knowledge that with close, individual advocacy and support, men, women and families experiencing homelessness achieve housing stability. They are committed to Housing First: house people quickly, then provide services as needed.
Simpson’s programs include overnight shelter, supportive housing for individuals and families, and specialized programming for children and youth, designed to break the generational cycle of poverty and homelessness. Simpson Housing Services has been selected to provide on-site staff support at Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative’s affordable housing building 66 West in Edina, for youth ages 18-24.
Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Room 237, Hopkins, 55305
Teens Alone is a community-based organization providing free and confidential crisis counseling and referral services to youth (ages 12-25) and their families in partnership with Eden Prairie, Hopkins, St. Louis Park and Wayzata school districts, as well as students attending Main Street School of Performing Arts.
VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People)
9600 Aldrich Ave. So., Bloomington, MN 55420
VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) founders believed that helping a neighbor in need ultimately strengthens the community. VEAP has been operating under this principle for over 35 years, providing a range of services to help low-income people meet immediate needs and reach their long-term goal of stability. Today, VEAP serves the residents of Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and South Minneapolis utilizing a unique mix of professional and volunteer services. VEAP’s Mission: Neighbors serving neighbors in need. VEAP’s Vision: Improving the lives of people in the community.
“I Wish I Had Known”
by Park Nicollet Melrose Institute
The Woman in the Mirror
Food: The Good Girls Drug: How to Stop Using Food to Control Your Feelings
Sunny Sea Gold
Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors and Storytelling
Anita A. Johnston
Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters
Courtney E. Martin
Strong, Smart and Bold: Empowering Girls for Life
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
“Too Young to Wed: The Secret of Child Brides”
by Cynthia Gorney in the June 2011 issue of National Geographic
“She’s 10 and May Be Sold to a Brothel”
by Nicholas D. Kristof in the June 1, 2011 issue of the New York Times
“Raiding a Brothel in India”
by Nicholas D. Kristof in the May 25, 2011 issue of the New York Times
“A Rite of Torture for Girls”
by Nicholas D. Kristof in the May 11, 2011 issue of the New York Times
“Upstanders: Ten Who Dared:”
World Without Genocide: worldwithoutgenocide.org
Dr. Greg Stanton: http://www.genocidewatch.org/
Sophie Scholl: “The Final Days” movie: https://www.youtube.
Aung San Suu Kyi: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Nicholas Kristoff: “21st Century Concentration Camps:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Romeo Dallaire: Genocide: http://www.npr.org/
Sir Nicholas Winton: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Katie-Jay Scott and Gabe Stauring: stopgenocidenow.org
Varian Fry: www.varianfry.dk/
Raoul Wallenberg: https://sweden.se/
Adam Sterling: sudandivestment.org
“The Flourishing Promise of Water’s Grace:”