Supporting Organizations

Advocacy:

Aliveness Project
http://www.aliveness.org/ 
A community center located in South Minneapolis that provides services and programs to the HIV/AIDS community.

Asian Media Access
http://amamedia.org/ama/index.shtml
Asian Media Access (AMA) is a comprehensive, media-based community advocacy organization.   AMA is dedicated to using multi-media and technology as tools for social betterment

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis
www.cctwincities.org/advocacy
Catholic Charities serves those most in need. We are a leader at solving poverty, creating opportunity, and advocating for justice in the community. The advocacy office at Catholic Charities is the Office for Social Justice. 

Children’s Law Center of Minnesota
http://www.clcmn.org/
CLC is appointed by the court to provide legal representation to children who are either wards of the state – “legal orphans” – or have been removed from their homes because they are in need of protection. CLC also represents foster children who request help. CLC provides this quality representation free of charge.

Depot Coffee House
http://www.thedepotcoffeehouse.com/
The Depot is a coffee house and youth community project, opened by area students in 1998 to create a chemically-free environment for teens.

Family Equality Council
http://www.familyequality.org/site/PageServer
Family Equality Council works to ensure equality for LGBT families by building community, changing hearts and minds, and advancing social justice for all families.

Hennepin County Office to End Homelessness
http://hennepin.us/headinghomehennepin
The Hennepin County Office to End Homelessness launched an initiative called Heading Home Hennepin, which aims to significantly reduce the rate of homelessness by 2016.

Hmong American Partnership
http://hmong.org/
Based in Saint Paul, HAP provides Hmong and other refugee communities with services and support to help them adjust to life in America and maximize available opportunities.

Kulture Klub Collaborative
http://www.kultureklub.org/
Kulture Klub Collaborative engages art and artistic practice to provide enriching opportunities for youth experiencing homelessness and artists to grow individually and to transform community.

Legal Services Advocacy Project
http://www.mnlegalservices.org/
The Legal Services Advocacy Project (LSAP) serves low-income Minnesotans by engaging in legislative and administrative advocacy, conducting research and policy analysis and providing community education and training.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
http://www.lssmn.org/
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota has responded to Minnesota’s changing needs by being wholly committed to making life better for our most vulnerable citizens.

Mental Health Association of Minnesota
http://www.mentalhealthmn.org/
Founded in 1939, we are the state’s first mental health advocacy and education organization. We listen to the needs of community members, respond to those needs, and work to make positive changes in the lives of individuals and in public policy.

Metro-Wide Engagement on Shelter and Housing
http://mesh-mn.org/index.htm
MESH is a unique collaboration of more than sixty nonprofits, government agencies, elected officials and providers of shelter and affordable housing services representing the seven counties of Ramsey, Hennepin, Dakota, Carver, Washington, Scott and Anoka. The mission of MESH is to foster metro-wide partnerships and strengthen capacity to end homelessness.

Minneapolis Public Schools
http://www.mpls.k12.mn.us/
Minneapolis Public Schools promises an inspirational education experience in a safe, welcoming environment for all diverse learners to acquire the tools and skills necessary to confidently engage in the global community.

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health
http://www.macmh.org/
MACMH’s mission is to promote positive mental health for all infants, children, adolescents and their families.

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
http://mnhomelesscoalition.org/
The Coalition’s mission is to generate policies, community support, and local resources for housing and services to end homelessness in Minnesota.

Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies
http://mccca.org/
MCCCA is a leading voice in maintaining and strengthening high-quality care and treatment for Minnesota’s emotionally-troubled children, children with behavior problems and their families.

Minnesota Psychological Association
http://mnpsych.org/
Enhancing public and psychological interests by promoting the science of psychology and its applications.

MN School Social Workers Association
http://www.msswa.org/
The Minnesota School Social Workers Association (MSSWA) is a politically responsive, state wide organization committed to the improvement of the school social work profession and to the well being of children and their families. This is accomplished by networking with other professional organizations, providing leadership, gathering and disseminating information and advocating for children.

Minnesota Society for Clinical Social Work
http://www.clinicalsocialworkmn.org/
The Minnesota Society for Clinical Social Work advances the practice of clinical social work through professional development, endorsing ethical practice standards and through legislative and community advocacy on behalf of our clients.

National Alliance on Mental Illness – MN
http://www.namihelps.org/
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children with mental illness and their families. NAMI Minnesota offers education, support and advocacy.

National Association of Social Workers – MN
http://www.naswmn.org/
NASW works nationally, and through chapters in every state of the country, to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

Outfront Minnesota
http://outfront.org/home
OutFront Minnesota’s mission is to make our state a place where LGBT Minnesotans have the freedom, power, and confidence to make the best choices for their own lives

Pillsbury United Communities
http://puc-mn.org/
Pillsbury United Communities is a nonprofit organization working to create choice, change and connection for people from all  walks of life.

State Advisory Council on Mental Health 
http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=Home-Page
The Minnesota State Advisory Council on Mental Health is a 30 citizen group, appointed by the governor, representing consumers, family members, advocates, providers, elected officials, state department representatives and others from around the state.

Teenwise Minnesota
http://moappp.org/
Teenwise Minnesota is the statewide leader in promoting adolescent sexual health, preventing adolescent pregnancy and gaining support for adolescent parents. We achieve this by developing, strengthening and advancing science-based policies and programs

The Family Partnership
http://thefamilypartnership.org/
The Family Partnership will be seen as a premier multi-cultural resource for families, communities, and policy makers seeking to advance children’s development within a healthy family, supported by a strong community

Youth Policy Alliance
http://mnyouth.net/about/initiatives/youth-policy-alliance/
The Minnesota Alliance With Youth is the leading convener, collaborator and capacity-builder for youth development in Minnesota. We work with and for youth to ensure that all young people have access to fundamental resources proven to ensure that youth succeed

Youth Intervention Programs Association
http://www.kintera.org/site/c.8hKQI8MFIeI0E/b.6561051/k.BD17/Home.htm
YIPA is a nonprofit organization that has been providing professional development services to youth intervention professionals, increasing community awareness about youth intervention, promoting best practices within the field of youth intervention services, and advocating on behalf of its membership since 1978.

YouthConnect
http://youthconnectmn.org/

Shelters and Youth Services

Avenues for Homeless Youth (http://www.avenuesforyouth.org/)
Address: 1708 Oak Park Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone Number: 612-522.1690
Services: Provides shelter and transitional housing, a GLBT Host Home Program and a Suburban House Home Program, for youth ages 16-21

Bridge for Youth (http://www.bridgeforyouth.org/Main_Programs.html)
Address: 1111 West 22nd Street, Minneapolis MN 55405
Phone Number: 612-377-8800
Services: Provides an emergency shelter, family reunification programs, transitional living programs, youth housing programs and youth counseling

Evergreen Youth and Family Services (http://www.evergreenhouse.org/)
Address: 622 Mississippi Ave (for Crisis Shelter), 1418 Bemidji Ave N (for Drop-in Center)
Phone Number: 218-751-4332 (for Crisis Shelter), 218-444-5736 (for Drop-in Center)
Services: Provides youth and family crisis intervention services, family reunification, mentoring, leadership development and safe housing for youth and young adults

Hope Street Homeless Youth Services (http://www.cctwincities.org/HopeStreet)
Address: 1121 46th Street East, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-204-8211
Services: Emergency shelter for youth ages 16-20, transitional living program for males ages 16-22, permanent supportive housing for ages 18-24, prevention services, case management, crisis counseling, school outreach for youth attending area high schools.

Lindquist Apartments (http://www.thelinkmn.org/lindquist-apartments)
Address: 1931 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: 612-287-1670
Services: Permanent supportive housing for homeless youth 16+ in North Minneapolis

Teens Alone (http://www.teensalone.org/)
Address: 915 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Phone: 952-988-8336
Services: Provides counseling, crisis referral and youth homelessness prevention for ages 16-21 in the Eden Prairie, Hopkins, St. Louis Park and Wayzata districts

YouthLink (http://www.youthlinkmn.org/?q=programs%2Fyouth_housing)
Address: 41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone Number: 612-252-1200
Services: Drop in center, on-site medical clinic, transitional living program and youth housing programs

YMCA Point Northwest (http://www.nwhhsc.org/index.php?src=directory&view=guide&srctype=detail&back=guide&refno=1791)
Address: 2304 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis MN 55418
Phone: 763-493-4052
Services: Offers support for youth through outreach, community-based intervention, education, shelter services and transitional housing.