Lutheran Social Service - Youth & Family Resources
Drop-In Center - The REACH for Youth
REACH Youth Drop-In Center
125 E Liberty St, Mankato, MN, 56001-3857
Distance: 1072 Miles
Drop-in centers provide a space for homeless individuals to spend time and connect with services. Spaces are typically open during the day or evening hours.
REACH Drop-In Center for Runaway, Homeless and At-Risk Youth is a place for young people, up to age 21, who are either at-risk or experiencing homelessness. Young people receive non-judgmental support and assistance, whether they need help finding a job, an apartment, or getting connected with other programs and or agencies in the area.
The REACH offers access to:
* Clothing vouchers
* Transportation assistance
* Grocery vouchers
* Links to public housing services
* Emergency shelter
* Short-term housing options
* Independent living housing assistance
* Crisis Nursery Program
* Access to computers and Wi-Fi
* Scheduled recreational activities
* Licensed therapists
* Resume writing, job searching, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), tax help
* Financial assistance
* Job searching, resume writing, interview skills
* College preparation
* Independent living skills courses
* Community and volunteer service
* Case management
* Field trips
* Art activities
* Movie days
1:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday - Thursday
Friday by appointment
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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BH-1800.1500-700Runaway/Youth Shelters Definition
Programs that provide temporary emergency shelter for children and youth who have run away from or have been pushed out of their homes or who are acting out and at risk for abuse pending return to their own families or suitable alternative placement. Such facilities usually provide in-house individual, group and family counseling and the full range of other secondary services related to runaways including referral to appropriate resources.
BH-1800.3500Homeless Drop In Centers Definition
Centers where homeless people can spend time during the day or evening. Services may include counseling and/or medication monitoring on a formal or informal basis; personal hygiene supplies; facilities for showering, shaving, napping, laundering clothes, making necessary telephone calls or attending to other personal needs; and other basic supportive services. Some centers may also provide meals or facilities for cooking. Programs that focus on homeless youth may provide case management, living skills training, family reunification assistance, classes and other educational supports, pre-employment training, health education (including HIV prevention), help in obtaining valid ID and other services that help youth successfully exit street life and transition to independent living.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
Individuals who are age 13 to 17.
YJ-0500.0500At Risk Youth Definition
Youth who, because of their economic, environmental or family situation, a health problem or disability or past behavior, are considered more likely than others to be affected by or become involved in child abuse or neglect, substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, gang behavior, adolescent pregnancy, truancy, unemployment and other problems which threaten their health, safety and/or personal development.
YV-0400At Risk for Homelessness Definition
Individuals or families who are at risk for becoming homeless because they are unable to make their rent or mortgage payment and face eviction or foreclosure or who have already lost their permanent residence and are "doubled up", i.e., are staying temporarily with friends or relatives.
YV-3000.8000Homeless Youth Definition
Children or adolescents who have been abandoned by the adults responsible for their care or who have left their homes without notice or parental consent and who have no fixed place of residence.