When you can’t go home, when you feel shut out, when you just need a break, The Bridge for Youth is a safe and welcoming place that’s open and available whenever you need us—24/7/365—at no charge.
Need immediate help? Txt (612)400-SAFE. Call (612)377-8800
Text or call any time of day or night. Professional staff at The Bridge are available ’round the clock to help teens, parents, and family members with any sort of crisis – family conflict, violence, sexual abuse, bullying, depression, anxiety, suicide, gender and sexual identity, parenting.
If you need help sorting through difficult situations or just need someone to talk with – reach out today. All conversations are confidential. Family conflict, violence, not safe at home, depression, anxiety, suicide – The Bridge is here to help.
Youth Emergency Shelter (ages 10 – 17)
When families or young people need a break from tensions at home, The Bridge helps prevent youth homelessness by providing safe, short-term shelter at no cost.
In Minneapolis, the crisis shelter provides semi-private rooms for 14 youth. Our 6-bed emergency youth shelter in southwestern corner of Hennepin County is located in a comfortable, spacious residential home. In both facilities, youth share a community living room and kitchen. Healthy meals are prepared by staff and youth. Transportation to school is arranged so kids can continue in school.
Check shelter bed availability at ysnmn.org.
Please text 612-400SAFE or call 1-800-377-8800 if you are a youth or parent and need help!
Crisis Counseling (youth and families)
Free counseling services are available in Minneapolis and Southwest locations. Walk-in without an appointment or call (612)377-8800 for an appointment. Need help with family conflict, abusive relationships, LGBTQ issues, sexual abuse, chemical dependency, or homelessness? Counselors will listen, help you through crisis, talk through immediate and underlying issues, and help you move forward. Staff at The Bridge for Youth bring expertise working with teens and families in conflict.