Places to find help for homeless teens

No Hassles Food shelf is just one of many places teens can turn to for help.
No Hassles Food shelf is just one of many places teens can turn to for help.
Photo By: Asma Adam

If you’re a homeless teen, or know someone who’s in need of help with anything from health care to school work to a hot meal, here are some places to find it:

The best place to start is Streetworks. It’s a partnership of many organizations that serve youth in need of help in the metro area.

(612) 354-3345

This phone number above is Streetworks’ main line, which will provide youth with cell phone numbers of outreach works on the streets that day. During nights and weekends, callers will reach a voicemail message with the same information.

Food shelves

No Hassles Youth Food Shelf
Serves youth ages 14-21
Hours: Wednesdays 3-6 p.m.
Brooklyn United Methodist Church
7200 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Center, Minn. 55429
(612) 860-3701

Groveland Food Shelf
Serves homeless youth ages 23 and younger
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 4-7 p.m.
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, Minn. 55403
(612) 871-0277

Other services, including help finding housing

Minneapolis, Hennepin County and surrounding suburbs

YouthLink Drop-In Center
Serves youth ages 16-21
Hours: Monday-Friday, 3-8 p.m.
41 N. 12th St.
Minneapolis, Minn. 55403
(612) 252-1200

St. Paul and Ramsey County

SafeZone Drop-in Center
Serves youth ages 14-20
Hours: Monday-Friday, 12-8 p.m. and Saturdays 1-5 p.m.
308 Prince St.
St. Paul, Minn. 55101
(651) 772-5544