Happy Monday! Today’s Grantee Monday is about Avenues for Youth! Open Your Heart provided Avenues for Youth with funding for updated furniture and kitchen equipment to create a welcoming and sanitary living space for youth experiencing homelessness.
For 25 years, Avenues has supported youth ages 16-24 in Hennepin County. Whether a young person needs someplace to stay for just one night, or a year and a half, Avenues empowers youth to find their path out of homelessness. Today, Avenues supports more than 300 homeless youth annually, double the number it supported just three years ago. Thank you Avenues for Youth for the amazing and inspiring work you do for youth experiencing homelessness in Minnesota!
Avenues received funding from Open Your Heart this past October for under bed storage chests and new metal bed frames. With new under bed storage chests and bed frames, Avenues for Homeless Youth is able to provide an environment and shelter that feels like home and allows homeless youth to strive and heal.
Avenues for Homeless Youth’s mission is to provide emergency shelter, short-term housing and supportive services for homeless youth in a safe and nurturing environment. Avenues operates two congregate shelters that combined provide a temporary home and intensive supports for 33 homeless youth every day. Thank you Avenues for your incredible work and dedication towards helping youth experiencing homelessness in MN.