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We Help Youth in Crisis.






Need Help?

TXT (612)400-SAFE

We Help Youth in Crisis.

Between 10,000 and 12,000 young people under 18 in Minnesota have experienced at least one episode of homelessness on their own. On any given night, 2,500* of them don’t sleep at home.

And the problem continues to grow.

The Bridge for Youth is dedicated to providing the connection between the current realities of homelessness and a brighter, safer, more stable future.

The Bridge is a safe and welcoming place for youth ages 10-17 in the Twin Cities who have no one to turn to, nowhere to go. With a dedicated staff and strong support from the community, we help hundreds of youth get off the street, into safe shelter, and on to a better life. Our welcoming, residential setting is unique among programs for runaway and homeless youth, providing services at no charge, 24/7/365.

The Bridge develops approaches that help youth and their families resolve their conflicts and move toward healthier relationships. Each year we serve more than a thousand young people and families with a continuum of services, including:

  • 24-hour hotline
  • Crisis shelter and counseling
  • Youth, parent, and family counseling
  • Transitional programs
  • Ongoing support services

*Wilder Research Center, “Homelessness in Minnesota 2006.”