Open Your Heart provided The Link with funding for street outreach supplies to help provide support to youth experiencing homelessness in Dakota and Washington counties during the cold winter months.
The Link works with youth and families to overcome the impacts of poverty and social injustice. The Link is a youth and adult led Minneapolis-based nonprofit dedicated to helping young people build brighter, more stable futures. The Link provides services to at-risk youth through 21 programs in three divisions. In 2018, The Link served over 2,000 youth in the 7-county Twin Cities Metro. Thank you The Link for all that you do for youth experiencing homelessness in the Twin Cities Metro!
Open Your Heart provided The Link with funding to support students experiencing homelessness holistically through a combination of field trip costs, sports funding, transportation assistance and community gym memberships.
The Link works with youth and families to overcome the impacts of poverty and social injustice. Since its inception 28 years ago, The Link has worked with youth experiencing homelessness (including young parents experiencing homelessness), sexual exploitation, mental health issues, youth at-risk of abandoning school, and/or involved in the juvenile justice system. Thank you The Link for all that you do!
The Link received funding from OYH for street outreach supplies. The supplies purchased will help youth experiencing homelessness in Dakota, Washington, and Hennepin counties stay warm, hydrated, and nourished during the winter months, and will assist with personal hygiene and other basic needs.
The Link was founded in 1991 by two former Minnesota Vikings players, Jim Marshall and Oscar Reed, in response to a need for services for youth who were being victimized by crime and homelessness in north Minneapolis. What was once a grassroots initiative to bring opportunity to youth, has become a multi-service agency offering comprehensive programs to address the multifaceted needs of youth. Thank you to The Link for the incredible work you do!