Thanks to generous supporters like you, Open Your Heart provided Open Doors for Youth (ODFY) with funding to cover costs associated with support for youth experiencing homelessness at the drop-in center. Specifically, gas cards are needed so that youth can travel to ODFY to engage with staff and utilize services, as well as funds to purchase phones and phone cards to facilitate communication with staff and their support networks, and to secure hotel vouchers.

ODFY serves youth ages 16-24 who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability. They operate a drop-in center in Elk River and provide services through outreach to area high schools. The drop-in center offers a safe, welcoming space. They provide immediate access to basic needs including food, hot meals, clothing, hygiene products, blankets, sleeping bags, gas cards, phones, and more. Through case management and connections to service provides, ODFY assists youth in the areas of employment, education, general wellbeing, mental health, and housing. They prioritize a trauma responsive, strengths-based approach with their clients.

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ODFY has many opportunities available. Please click on the opportunity below that you are interested in to get more details.

Thank you, Open Doors for Youth, for everything you do!