Youth Development

HOPE 4 YOUTH

Providing pathways to end youth homelessness

Coon Rapids, MN   |  www.hope4youthmn.org

Mission

Mission: Providing Pathways to End Youth Homelessness

Vision: That all youth will feel safe, valued, and supported while reaching their full potential. This begins with meeting their basic needs and leads to giving them the tools to thrive.

Ruling year info

2013

President and CEO

Lisa Jacobson

Main address

2191 Northdale Blvd. NW

Coon Rapids, MN 55433 USA

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EIN

46-1626500

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working to meet the needs of homeless young people, ages 23 and under while beginning to address the root cause or leading indicators of youth homelessness, by now putting resources toward prevention efforts.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Drop-In Center Meeting Homeless Youths' Basic Needs

HOPE 4 Youth meets the needs of homeless and at-risk youth (23 and under) in suburbs of Minnesota. When young people arrive at our Drop-In Center, they need a supportive community that understands what faces them and can guide them through rebuilding their lives. We work hard to help by providing them with their most basic needs such as a hot, nutritious meal, food from our food pantry, hygiene products, a hot shower and laundry facilities. Then we help the youth secure housing, find jobs, finish school and access health and wellness services; putting them on a path from homeless to hopeful.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Homeless people

Trained Outreach Workers meet youth where they are at and bring them valuable resources and supplies to help them move forward in their journey. Often youth are found sleeping in their cars, on park benches or abandoned buildings. The Outreach Worker provides hope and help to these vulnerable youth in transition.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)
At-risk youth

Transitional housing for 12 homeless young people, for up to 24 months

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)
At-risk youth

Our Youth Opportunity Center operates as a mirror ro our Drop-In Center in Anoka.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Homeless people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents (13-19 years)

Related Program

Drop-In Center Meeting Homeless Youths' Basic Needs

Context Notes

Housing in permanent supportive housing, transitional housing or shelter

Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents (13-19 years)

Related Program

Drop-In Center Meeting Homeless Youths' Basic Needs

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

• To meet the basic needs of youth who are experiencing homelessness - a hot, nutritious meal, food from our food shelf, basic hygiene items, clothes from our clothing closets, a hot shower, laundry facilities and more.<br/>• To provide resources linking youth to all housing options on the continuum (family reunification, emergency shelter, transitional housing, supportive, and affordable rental housing).<br/>• To provide outreach services to youth who are experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk of homelessness.<br/>• To provide prevention services to vulnerable youth who are experiencing homelessness.<br/>• To provide educational opportunities to vulnerable youth, the volunteers who serve them and the broader community that is committed to the cause.

We know that the majority of youth experiencing homelessness come to us with a childhood history of trauma and often times long-term physical, emotional & mental health issues. Others have been radically affected by a sudden change in family circumstances and must fend for themselves. When they arrive at our door, young people in transition need a community that understands what faces them each day and can guide and support them through the process of rebuilding their lives. HOPE 4 Youth is that place! We offer the first youth Drop-In Center for youth ages 23 and under who are at-risk or experiencing homelessness in the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities. Each day we see between 30 and 40 young people come through our door.<br/>• Housing Program: provide housing related services for youth including emergency housing, apartment application fees, expenses associated with temporary shelter arrangements and direct partnerships with all shelters and transitional housing programs for referrals.<br/>• Outreach & Basic Needs Program: using awareness and outreach strategies as well as tools such as food, water, toilet paper, blankets, and hygiene items to meet their basic needs. In addition, men's and women's clothing closets, a washer and dryer, a private, hot shower, a daily hot and nutritious meal, and an emergency food pantry to provide much needed essentials.<br/>• Prevention, Education & Jobs Program: poverty and homelessness prevention using strategies such as job search support, computer lab access, connection to local community colleges and trade schools, transportation to employment, referrals to mental and physical health clinics, legal resources and more.

The president and ceo, director of programs and properties, case managers, community engagement manager, board of directors, 65 mentor volunteers and a donations team of volunteers carry out these activities.

Our progress indicators include the following: Youth will be fed; Youth will receive needed clothing (for school, job interviews, winter survival, etc.); Youth will be referred to emergency shelters, transitional, supportive and permanent housing; Youth will be referred to full-time, part-time and temporary employment and educational resources; Youth will be referred to mental and physical health resources; Sustainable partnerships with HOPE 4 Youth and youth serving organizations will be formed.<br/><br/>HOPE 4 Youth will evaluate our work through database reporting, surveys, one-on-one interviews with clients, volunteers and community and focused conversations (community café model).

In 2018, 887 (unduplicated) youth came through all of our programs to receive (duplicated) resources and service. All items of support were given away at no charge to the youth thanks to donors who support HOPE 4 Youth and our programs and services.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Keywords

Youth, homelessness, anoka county, housing, outreach, prevention, education, north metro suburbs