KARA Public Service Announcement (30 seconds)

KARA Signature Video (4 minute)

Do you know a homeless or at risk youth in Minneapolis, ST Paul or Anoka ?(share this on your social media)

Tell them about the YMCA’s Communities Host Program where they can find safe, friendly and free shelter for up to a year at a time.

About 6000 youth that experience homelessness on any given night in our state.

Sad facts;

15% of homeless youth have traded sex for shelter and food.

Over 20% of homeless youth have been physically or sexually attacked while homeless.

Almost 1/3 of homeless youth have been sexually abused.

Almost 40% of homeless youth have stayed in abusive homes because they had no where else to go.  Resources below;

YMCA connects homeless youth with a home | kare11.com

www.kare11.com › article › news › ymca-connects-ho…


Nov 22, 2018 – MINNEAPOLIS – According to Wilder Research, on any given night in Minnesota, over 6,000 youth are homeless with less than 100 youth …

Teen & Youth Housing, Homeless, Healthcare Programs

www.caphennepin.org › youth-services


Emergency Services for youth, Transitions Program, Counseling, Teen Health Program, Group Connections … CHP International Inc. – MN Job Corps Outreach & Admission. 310 East 38th St., … YMCAYouth Intervention Services. Various …

Youthlink MN: From Homeless to Hopeful



At YouthLink, we recognize that homelessness is not a final destination. We connect youth to a community of resources and help them discover pathways that …

Housing & Supportive Services – YWCA St. Paul

www.ywcastpaul.org › housing


YWCA St. Paul combats homelessness by providing affordable housing and … Chanell welcomed her second child and completed her GED with the comfort and …

YMCA scrambles to find housing for homeless youth during …

www.newsbreak.com › … › Roseville › coronavirus


Roseville, MN. | Pioneer Press | 04-14. YMCA scrambles to find housing for homeless youth during coronavirus crisis. Less than three weeks into the residential …

Minnesota Runaway and Homeless Youth Grantees | Family …

www.acf.hhs.gov › fysb › grants › minnesota-rhy


Grant Period 2018 – 2021. The Link MinneapolisMN Phone: (612) 767-4476 thelinkmn.org. Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota St. Paul, MN Phone: (651) …


The Y’s host program matches friendly families willing to share their safe homes with homeless youth as the Y staff helps these kids attain self-sufficiency.

It’s a remarkable program.

So, if you share this with a homeless or at risk youth in your circle, you could change a life.

If you would consider sharing an available room in your home with a homeless youth in our community, you could change a life.

Contact Jesse Mamaril, Youth Support Program Manager



Facebook: @ymcahosthome

KARA has been reporting and speaking on critical issues impacting abused and neglected children for many years.

This article submitted by long time CASA guardian ad Litem Mike Tikkanen

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KARA Public Service Announcement (30 seconds)

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