The focus is on another mentoring organization today in Minnesota. You have to visit and see the amazing work taking place by The Bridge for Youth.
According to their site:
THE BRIDGE FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS
The Bridge for Youth serves over a thousand youth and their families each year, offering a full continuum of services from hotline and emergency services to longer term housing, with life skills and career development. Our services are available free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
PREVENTION AND FAMILY REUNIFICATION
The most effective way to prevent youth homelessness is to reunify youth and their families and help them develop the skills to work through conflicts before they reach the breaking point. The Bridge for Youth staff offers individual and family counseling to help support families.
After further research into The Bridge’s impact on homeless youth, I came across this documentary produced by a local Minnesota NPR station and the Wilder Foundation. The Wilder Foundation is a philanthropic organization dedicated to health and human services. They combined direct service, research, and community development to address the needs of the most vulnerable people in greater Saint Paul.
The following video clips are segments of the docmentary. Lengthy? A bit, but well worth your time and awareness. Watch and be inspired.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Beginnings
Chapter 3: Homeless
Chapter 4: Care
Chapter 5: Shelter
Chapter 6: Home