Avenues for Youth

A nonprofit organization

$97,472 raised by 287 donors

92% complete

$106,000 Goal

For over 28 years Avenues for Youth has been partnering with youth experiencing homelessness. Whether youth need a place to stay for one night or a year and a half, we’re here for youth in this part of their journey.   

Each night in Minnesota, approximately 5,000 youth experience homelessness. 

Currently, Avenues' programs are at capacity and we're growing to meet the need. For instance, because of a rapidly increasing need for family shelter, we are expanding our Young Families program from  12 to 24 families at a time.

Hear from a young parent, Davianna, to learn about the program and its impact.

At Avenues, we keep young people at the center of everything we do. Youth are the drivers of their journeys, and their experiences guide our programs and practices

We know that youth agency matters.

Avenues operates multiple programs to meet young people's unique needs and goals. Youth have options and can choose whichever path is the best fit for their future. 

Your financial support, helping hands, advocacy, and deep care and compassion matter. 

It takes all of us to make Avenues' work possible. When you give to Avenues, you make a difference in the lives of youth experiencing homelessness in Minnesota.

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Organization name

Avenues for Youth

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Children & Family

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving

LGBTQ+ Serving

LGBTQ+ Serving


1708 Oak Park Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411



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