MoveFwd, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

$6,030 raised by 19 donors

24% complete

$25,000 Goal

Dear Supporter,

As we reflect on the past year, we're deeply grateful for your steadfast support in our vision to create a hopeful future for West Metro youth and their families. Your generosity has been the bedrock of our efforts, enabling us to provide essential resources and support to those in need. 

We are happy to share that the most recent data shows that our efforts are having an impact. In the 2023 Minnesota Homeless Study, Wilder found that since 2018, there has been a 19% decrease in the number of children homeless with their parents and a 17% decrease in the number of homeless youth (age 24 and younger) on their own without their parents.

Yet, the challenge remains daunting, especially as we recognize the interconnected struggles faced by teens and their families.

In Minnesota, thousands of youth and their families grapple with the harsh reality of homelessness. Together, children and youth (age 24 and younger) account for 4 out of every 10 people experiencing homelessness and families (with children under 18) account for 47% of people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota. The streets become their refuge, a place fraught with danger and uncertainty, where dreams are overshadowed by the daily struggle for survival. Behind every homeless youth and family, there is often a history of economic hardship and systemic barriers that perpetuate their plight.

We cannot ignore these youth and families.

At MoveFwd, we believe in a holistic approach to addressing youth homelessness – one extending support to the youth and their families. We recognize stable housing is just one piece of the puzzle. That's why we've expanded our services to provide comprehensive support to parents, including job training, counseling, and access to resources empowering them to secure stable employment and provide for their families.

By lifting up parents, we create a ripple effect of positive change reverberating throughout the community. When families have the support they need to thrive, youth are more likely to succeed in school, break free from the cycle of poverty, and pursue their dreams with confidence.

This is where you come in. 

As we embark on another year of tireless advocacy and service, we need your support more than ever. We’re looking for 250 community members to donate $100 each in the next days to raise $25,000 to give youth and families a bright future. 

Together, we have the power to transform lives and build a brighter future for the youth in the West Metro. Will you join us in this fight?

With heartfelt gratitude,

The MoveFwd Team

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

MoveFwd, Inc.

Tax id (EIN)

41-1689632

Categories

Education Health Children & Family Community Emergencies

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving

Address

1001 Hwy 7, Room 237
Hopkins, MN 55305

Phone

952-988-8336

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