On any given night in Minnesota, there are 204-215 GLBT youth who are homeless.
(Wilder Research 2006)
One of the ways that the Twin Cities' community is addressing this problem is through the GLBT Host Home Program of
Avenues for Homeless Youth, which offers an exciting approach to providing homeless gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth with safe homes. As volunteers of the program, adults open their homes and their hearts to young people who need and are looking for a healthy and nurturing connection. If you are interested in hearing more about this community-based program, please come to one of the following informational meetings:
Tuesday, April 22, 6-8pm
@ Midtown YWCA
2121 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Wednesday, April 23, 6-8pm
@ Family and Children’s Service
4123 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406-2028
Thursday, April 24, 6-8pm
@ Avenues for Homeless Youth
1708 Oak Park Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Come learn about the history of the GLBT Host Home Program and about the application and screening process for potential volunteers. You will also have an opportunity to hear from hosts who shared their homes with youth. See you there!
Questions? Call Raquel (Rocki) at Avenues for Homeless Youth: 612-522-1690, ext. 110.