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We invite you to learn more about Oasis for Youth and the issues surrounding youth homelessness. 


The following media outlets published articles about Oasis' new Executive Director, Nicole Mills:


Minneapolis Star Tribune: Read the article here

MinnPost: Read the article here

Sun Current: Read the article here



Learn more about Oasis in this 6 minute video.

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The Sun Current recently published a feature article about Oasis for Youth. 

Read the article here.


Learn more about Avenue's Suburban Host Home Program here: 




Listen to a recent conversation about suburban homeless youth

on Minnesota Public Radio: Minnesota Public Radio, Daily Circuit, March 25, 2014



altThe Wilder Foundation conducts a statewide count of people experiencing homelessness every three years. The most recent data shows that the fastest growing segment of the homeless population is the group of unaccompanied youth aged 16 to 21.[i] The number of homeless youth in this age range grew by 57% from 2006 to 2009. At the same time, services to support these youth remained essentially unchanged. It is this vulnerable group of young people that Oasis for Youth is designed to serve.

[i]   Homelessness in Minnesota: Results of the Wilder statewide survey, October 2010.

To see all of the Wilder Foundation's research on homelessness in Minnesota, please click here.



Some resources for further learning:


2009 Wilder Foundation Report on Homelessness in Minnesota

Star Tribune Article, 09/02/2011 "Hearts and Homes Open for Homeless Youth"

Heading Home Hennepin:  10-Year Plan to end homelessness in Hennepin County

KARE-11 Report on rise in homeless youth, 11/11/11









Youth Drop-In Hours



Look for Welcome Sign

at northwest door when open



2200 W. Old Shakopee Rd.

Bloomington, MN  55431

(Map & Directions)

Located in the lower level of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church


Resource Center:

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Monday - Friday



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