Lutheran Social Service - Youth & Family Services
LINK Program for Youth
1610 14th St NW, Ste 300, Rochester, MN, 55901
Distance: 996 Miles
Program where staff or volunteers interact with people who live on the street, build relationships, try to identify immediate needs and provide information about longer-term support services
Street outreach workers offer confidential, nonjudgmental, street-based outreach services to homeless, runaway, and street-involved youth, providing the help and assistance they need to meet daily needs, obtain housing, and access other services.
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
Lutheran Social Service (LSS) Street Outreach Services are available in the following communities:
* Twin Cities
Olmsted, Dodge, Fillmore, Wabasha Counties
- Homeless Youth Services - Metro / Rezek House and Safe House 501 Asbury St, St. Paul, MN, 55104-2302
- Lutheran Social Service - Brainerd 716 E St NE, Brainerd, MN, 56401-2857
- Lutheran Social Service - Duluth Call for location, MN
- Lutheran Social Service - Northeast Region 424 W Superior St, Ste 204, Ordean Building, Duluth, MN, 55802-1542
- Lutheran Social Service - Willmar 1601 Highway 12 E, Ste 6, Willmar, MN, 56201-5817
- REACH Youth Drop-In Center 125 E Liberty St, Mankato, MN, 56001-3857
Other Services or resources
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
PH-8000Street Outreach Programs Definition
Programs that are staffed by outreach workers who spend time with people who live on the street, build relationships with them, identify and address their immediate needs (e.g., crisis intervention, food, clean clothing, hygiene kits, blankets, someone to listen) and provide information about and linkage to longer-term forms of support such as shelter, counseling, drug and alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation, care/case management and, where applicable, family reunification services. Street outreach programs may be staffed by volunteers or peers who were formerly homeless; and may target special populations such as homeless youth at risk for sexual abuse or exploitation, veterans, or people with specific medical or mental health conditions, or be available to the larger homeless population.
RP-1400.8000-750Runaway/Homeless Youth Counseling Definition
Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance for children and adolescents who have run away from home and for the entire family, if appropriate, with the objective of identifying and resolving the problems that prompted the youth to leave home and/or assisting the youth to formulate and implement a workable plan for his or her immediate future.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
Individuals who are age 13 to 17.
YJ-0500.0500At Risk Youth Definition
Youth who, because of their economic, environmental or family situation, a health problem or disability or past behavior, are considered more likely than others to be affected by or become involved in child abuse or neglect, substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, gang behavior, adolescent pregnancy, truancy, unemployment and other problems which threaten their health, safety and/or personal development.
YV-3000Homeless People Definition
Individuals and families who have no fixed, regular and adequate residence, who are residing temporarily with relatives or friends or who live on the street, in emergency or transitional shelters, in a hotel or motel paid for with a shelter voucher, in seriously substandard housing or in an abandoned building, place of business, car or other vehicle, or other public or private place that is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for people. Some people who are homeless have issues with substance abuse, chronic or severe mental illness, chronic unemployment or underemployment, or other problems that prevent them from obtaining housing.
YV-3000.8000Homeless Youth Definition
Children or adolescents who have been abandoned by the adults responsible for their care or who have left their homes without notice or parental consent and who have no fixed place of residence.