Youth Connections Drop-In Center

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About

Members from the South Washington County community have been meeting the past few months to plan and organize a drop-in center for youth who are experiencing homelessness. The purpose of a drop-in center is to create a safe and welcoming space for youth ages 13-24 where they can meet their basic needs of food, showers, laundry, clothing, and additional resources. After multiple meetings, it was decided that All Saints Lutheran Church will be the site for the drop-in center, but will be run by Youth Connections from the St. Croix Family Resource Center. This drop-in center is not affiliated with any religion and all are welcome to come.


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Homelessness in Washington County

For current statistics on homelessness in our area, please contact Crystal Gentry, the Homeless Liaison for District 833. Her email is: cgentry@sowashco.org

Read the 2018 study of homelessness that was completed by the St. Croix Family Resource Center: https://stcroixfrc.org/index.php/2018/06/04/youth-homelessness-study-completed/

Next Steps

The drop-in center will open on September 16, 2019 and will be open every Tuesday from 3:00-6:00pm.

There will be a volunteer training orientation on July 23, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm. If you’re interested in registering for this orientation, please fill out the form below or call the St. Croix Family Resource Center at 651-231-7807.


Volunteer Orientation Training: July 23, 6:00-8:00pm

Before arriving at volunteer orientation, please download and read the training manual, and fill out the volunteer application. If you want more information, please visit the St. Croix Family Resource Center website.