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  • Crisis Creates Opportunity: Our Proposal for American Rescue Plan Dollars

    Crisis Creates Opportunity: Our Proposal for American Rescue Plan Dollars

    Especially now, given the burgeoning Covid-induced need to address unsheltered homelessness, upstream prevention efforts can get put on the back burner. A case in point is the Strategy 4H Action Step from “Heading Home Together: Minnesota’s 2018-2020 Action Plan Action to Prevent and End Homelessness”: Ensure that state homeless funds that target youth can be used to support informal […]

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  • Heeding the call: Youth facing homelessness need love and connection now more than ever

    Heeding the call: Youth facing homelessness need love and connection now more than ever

    Covid-19 is bringing home, in a very dramatic way, the fact that we’re all interconnected. We’re getting it that we can’t live in isolation from one another. Images of people waving through windows to loved ones they can’t visit in person is heartbreaking. The loneliness is palpable…. We can understand now in a visceral way that […]

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  • April 2020 Director’s Report: Our daunting new reality…

    April 2020 Director’s Report: Our daunting new reality…

    It’s a given that “shelter-in-place” stirs the cauldron of family conflict, which is the leading cause of youth homelessness. Mix in financial stress and relationships will be strained even further…meaning there’s no question Covid-19 will drive many more youth into homelessness.   Social services will be even more overwhelmed: Pre-pandemic, existing funding streams only provided […]

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  • September 2019 Director’s Report: Helping Real Youth Who Are Facing a Housing Crisis

    Think beyond remedying mere “houselessness” to making sure that young people have the love and caring connections that are really what make a house a home.

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