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The Link

The Link’s mission is to build a supportive community that links youth and their families to their inner strength through life skills, education, advocacy, permanent and transitional supportive housing, and a dynamic network of social services to transform lives.

Mission Statement
1210 Glenwood Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Phone: 612-871-0748
Other Names Used Link, Life's Missing Link
EIN 41-1920649
Principal Staff Beth Holger-Ambrose
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 52
Number of Volunteers 80
Number of Clients Served 3,300
Tags / Keywords Homelessness, youth, sex trafficking, juvenile justice, housing, truancy
General Information
Board Chair Crystal Hatcher
Number of Board Members 14
Board meetings with quorum 5
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 7.77777777777778
Major Programs
Supportive Housing$1,730,253
Juvenile Supervision Center$970,823
School Matters$349,011
-Helped 167 youth move into housing. -60% of youth in School Matters improved attendance. -84% of youth complied with court orders. -100+ youth enrolled in school or avoided dropout. -79% of youth who completed Juvenile Supervision Center (JSC) Case Management did not return to the JSC.
Current Goals
Goal #1: The Link will continue to provide evidence-based, quality-focused, and client-driven services and programs. Goal #2: The Link will increase competencies related to cultural competence and diversity. Goal #3: The Link will strengthen and build its fund-raising capabilities in order to ensure continuance of its high-quality programs. Goal #4: The Link will strengthen its administrative structures to better support its current and future programs.
Community or Constituency Served
The Link’s constituency is youth who are at-risk or who are involved in the juvenile justice system, homeless youth, homeless young families and sex trafficked youth.
Geographic Area Served
Based out of north Minneapolis, The Link serves the Twin Cities seven-county metro area.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $2,666,511 87.5%
Management: $263,349 8.6%
Fundraising: $119,032 3.9%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2013 2012 2011
End of Year: $897,929 $880,634 $885,545
Beginning of Year $880,634 $885,545 $837,924
Difference $17,295 ($4,911) $47,621
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $897,929
Based on information provided on 2011 to 2013
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