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Build healthy relationships with youth and the community to address youths' urgent needs so that doors of opportunity are opened to futures of empowerment, connectedness, and self-reliance.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 1/10/2012
41 N. 12th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-252-1200
Fax: 612-252-1201
EIN 41-1341773
Principal Staff Heather Huseby, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 45
Number of Volunteers 70
Number of Clients Served 3,300
Donated Goods Accepts donated goods
General Information
Board Chair Bruce Nerland
Number of Board Members 9
Board meetings with quorum 11
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 7.36
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
In late 2010, YouthLink took a major leap forward with the opening of the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC). With funding from Hennepin County, we renovated our building to host and operate this brand new innovative service model, which opened in 2011, as part of Hennepin County’s Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness. Over 3,330 contacts were made with youth on the streets providing basic needs services, resource information, transportation assistance and informal counseling. 1,805 youth were served at the YOC. This was a 33.5% of unduplicated youth served and a 25% increase in daily visits compared to 2010. 194 youth were served by 143 units of housing.
Current Goals
• Reduce the incidence of sustained chronic homelessness among Minneapolis and other Twin Cities youth • Inspire systemic change in the delivery of services to homeless, precariously housed and marginalized youth in the Twin Cities by collaboratively leveraging existing resources to improve both the effectiveness and the efficiency of service delivery. • Improve the physical and mental health and wellness of homeless, precariously housed and marginalized youth
Community or Constituency Served
young people, ages 16-23, experiencing homelessness in Twin Cities
Geographic Area Served
Twin Cities
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $2,515,067 77.6%
Management: $588,837 18.2%
Fundraising: $138,850 4.3%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $2,715,798 $2,901,552 $2,015,216
Beginning of Year $2,901,552 $2,015,206 $2,063,142
Difference ($185,754) $886,346 ($47,926)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $2,715,798
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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