Lutheran Social Service - Youth & Family Services
Transitional Housing - Youth
LINK Program for Youth
1610 14th St NW, Ste 300, Rochester, MN, 55901
Distance: 996 Miles
Housing and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or in need of safe housing.
The goal of transitional housing is to help people live independently and transition into permanent housing. The length of time a person can use the program is limited.
Transitional Living Programs are designed to support homeless and at-risk youth in establishing and maintaining an independent household, while preventing future occurrences of homelessness.
In addition to providing safe, stable living accommodations, Lutheran Social Service (LSS) provides support and guidance to youth participating in transitional living programs to improve their basic independent living skills, provide educational opportunities, assist with job preparation and attainment, and to ensure their physical and mental health care needs are met.
LSS Transitional Living Programs are offered in the following Minnesota communities:
* Brainerd Lakes and Central Minnesota - includes the Safe Harbor housing for sexually exploited youth
* Duluth and North Shore
* Rochester and Southeast Minnesota - The LINK Transitional Living Program - Youth 16 - 21 - includes the Safe Harbor housing for sexually exploited youth
* Twin Cities Metro
About This Location
Offers Safe Harbor housing services for the Southeast region of: Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock and Yellow Medicine counties
Serves homeless youth and young mothers
Olmsted, Dodge, Fillmore, Wabasha Counties
- Center for Changing Lives Duluth 1422 E Superior St, Duluth, MN, 55805-2430
- Homeless Youth Services - Metro / Rezek House and Safe House 501 Asbury St, St. Paul, MN, 55104-2302
- Life Haven 325 Jenks Ave, St. Paul, MN, 55130-3924
- LSS Housing Services 2414 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55404-2599
- Lutheran Social Service - Brainerd 716 E St NE, Brainerd, MN, 56401-2857
- Lutheran Social Service - Duluth Call for location, MN
- Lutheran Social Service - Mankato 710 S 2nd St, Mankato, MN, 56001
- Lutheran Social Service - Willmar 1601 Highway 12 E, Ste 6, Willmar, MN, 56201-5817
- Lutheran Social Services - St. Paul 2485 Como Ave, St. Paul, MN, 55108-1469
- Renaissance House 102 W 1st St, Duluth, MN, 55802-2006
Other Services or resources
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BH-1800.1500-308Human Trafficking Shelters Definition
Programs that provide a safe, secure shelter environment for individuals who have been abducted, sold, recruited under fraud or pretense or otherwise brought under the control of another person, and forced, by means of threats, intimidation, violence or other forms of coercion, into unpaid or underpaid labor, servitude or prostitution, either domestically within their own country or internationally.
BH-8600Transitional Housing/Shelter Definition
Programs that provide extended shelter and supportive services primarily for homeless individuals and/or families with the goal of helping them live independently and transition into permanent housing. Some programs require that the individual/family be transitioning from a short-term emergency shelter. The length of stay varies considerably by program. It is generally longer than two weeks but typically 60 days or more and, in many cases, up to two years or more. The supportive services may be provided directly by the organization managing the housing or may be coordinated by them and provided by other public or private agencies. Transitional housing/shelter is generally provided in apartment style facilities with a higher degree of privacy than short-term homeless shelters; may be provided at no cost to the resident; and may be configured for specialized groups within the homeless population such as people with substance abuse problems, homeless mentally ill, homeless domestic violence victims, veterans or homeless people with AIDS/HIV. In some cases, a "transition in place" option allows families to continue living in the same complex (if not the same unit) where their transitional housing unit is located when they are ready to move to permanent housing. In other cases, the permanent housing option is either public housing or private rental housing supported by a tenant-based voucher subsidy. Included are post-domestic violence shelter housing programs that make affordable rental housing (or other accommodations) available to women, generally those who are coming directly out of a domestic violence shelter or other crisis shelter, often in apartment complexes owned by the shelter; and programs that provide transitional housing and support services for other targeted groups such as military and veteran families and others who need a temporary supportive living environment to maintain stability and begin to thrive.
PH-6300.3200Host Homes for Youth Definition
Programs managed by local organizations serving youth that recruit people who have a spare bedroom and are willing to provide a temporary place to stay for youth in crisis situations who have few options. Many of these residences provide meals and some help with transportation or other needs. Case management and other services may be provided by the agency responsible for the program. Length of stay varies from a couple of nights to 3-6 months. Age requirements for residents also vary, some serving individuals older than age 18 while others can serve younger youth, often 16 years and older. Some programs are youth shelter diversion programs, an alternative to shelters for homeless youth, while host homes in rural areas without shelters may be the only option. And some host homes may serve special groups within the population e.g., homeless youth who identify as LGBTQ.
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-0500.0300At Risk Families Definition
Families who, because of their economic or environmental situation or history or a health problem or disability, are considered more likely than others to follow a generational pattern of self-destructive behavior, criminal activity, gang involvement, substance abuse, child abuse, welfare dependency, chronic unemployment, homelessness, unwanted pregnancy and other problems which threaten the health, safety and/or personal development of family members.
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.
YX-1500.9000Victims of Human Trafficking Definition
Individuals (including adults and children, males and females) who have been abducted, sold, recruited under fraud or pretense or otherwise brought under the control of another person, and forced, by means of threats, intimidation, violence or other forms of coercion, into unpaid or underpaid labor, servitude or prostitution, either domestically within their own country or internationally. Other forms of exploitation include provision of children for illegal adoption, provision of women as mail-order brides, and subjection of individuals of all ages to the forced removal of organs.