Brooklyn Avenues Youth Shelter
Brooklyn Avenues Youth Shelter is an emergency youth shelter in Brooklyn Park that provides professional supportive services for youth aged between 12 and 21 years. The highly individualized program is designed to meet the immediate needs of homeless youth and to equip them with the tools they need to grow into healthy, independent adults. More than 95% of program participants exit into a stable home environment.
Avenues for Homeless Youth, a non-profit organization provides 24-hour operation of the program, coordinates supportive services with all partners and engage the community in fundraising and volunteer activities to support the program.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal Housing and Urban Development program that provides communities like Brooklyn Park with funding to address a wide range of activities benefiting low- to moderate-income households in the community.
Transitional Housing Program
Brooklyn Park’s short-term housing program works with homeless families to help them move towards independence. Simpson Housing provides supportive services for families who are experiencing homelessness by providing intensive case management and subsidized rental housing. Emphasis is placed on helping families quickly secure stable housing. Individualized services are focused on life skills, positive parenting, education, and employment to help families achieve long-term housing stability and success.