Advancing economic and health equity for youth while providing support, opportunities, and access to resources as they build on their strengths and achieve their aspirations.
“Together, we can create a world where all youth are valued for who they are and realize their full potential.” – Hanna Getachew-Kreusser, M.A., Executive Director, Face to Face
About Face to Face
Face to Face has provided essential support for marginalized young people since 1972. We began as a volunteer-run walk-in crisis counseling and reproductive health clinic for youth. In 1994, at the request of the State of Minnesota and Ramsey County, we opened SafeZone, a day shelter for youth experiencing homelessness.
Today we continue to support youth ages 11-24 through six core service areas that address the inequities youth face, combat systemic racism and other forms of oppression, and help young people as they pursue their aspirations despite the barriers they experience.
All services areas include comprehensive wraparound services with a relational and principles-based approach. No other organization in Ramsey County provides the breadth of services for youth that we do, making us uniquely able to respond to the multiple challenges young people are navigating.
Six Core Programs
1. Medical clinic including health education 2. Mental health 3. Housing 4. Education and employment 5. Youth justice 6. Community
About Face to Face Youth
• Ages 11-24 • 85% with an income at or below the Federal Poverty Guideline • 12% identify as LGBTQ+, 63% straight, and 26% chose not to identify • 85% youth of color • 59% identify as female, 33% male and 2% identify as transgender, genderqueer, or non-binary
Face to Face supports young people experiencing the most disparities in health, housing, and other life outcomes. We walk alongside youth as they heal from trauma, build stability, and participate meaningfully in their communities. We engage young people from their strengths and provide supportive relationships that have a positive impact on their development.
How You Can Get Involved
Face to Face has stepped up to ensure youth have access to all they need along their journey. To continue supporting youth, we need your help. There are many ways you can engage with us in this work:
Make a Donation. Your one time or monthly gift ensures that youth find the resources they need and trusted adults to support them.
Donate Essential Items. You can shop for supplies from our wish list and drop them off (or have them delivered).
Volunteer. You can volunteer on a regular basis to help support programs, prepare and deliver meals, support the administration team, or give of your professional skills.
Organize a Group Project. You can organize a group to conduct a supply drive, participate in a service project, or hold a fundraising event.
Learn More. Invite us to your place of employment, school, civic group, or faith community, to share about Face to Face or the issues that impact youth and young adults.
Follow Us. Follow, like, and share our content on social media at face2faceorg.
Contact our Community Engagement Coordinator to get involved today: email@example.com, 651-230-1326.
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