Runaway and Homeless Youth Study
All community members are invited to St. Paul Lutheran Church on Monday, June 11th to learn of the findings from this local, 7 month study.
Presentation and discussion participants include Streetworks Outreach, Sheriff Dan Starry, County Attorney Pete Orput and So Wash Co. Homeless School Liaison, Crystal Gentry. Learn more
Crisis Text Line
Minnesota’s suicide prevention and mental health crisis texting services are now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People who text MN to 741741 will be connected to Crisis Text Line.
Homeless Youth App
Here’s the scenario: A youth has nowhere to sleep and is in search of a safe bed. They dial shelter after shelter to no avail. The next day it’s the same: call after call, using up precious phone minutes. What if there is an easier way to connect them to vital resources?
YSNMN (Youth Services Network – Minnesota), designed an app to connect youth directly to beds, outreach workers, meals, and other services such as drop-in centers, food shelves, and medical clinics.
The app gives real-time information on beds available and can be sorted for shelter sites nearest your location.
The app also helps outreach workers, street teams and youth advocates provide help to those in crisis right on the spot. This free app is available for download to Android or iPhones.