The Minneapolis Star Tribune published a story about the Mall of American and Oasis for Youth forming a community partnership to help youth employed at the Mall.  Read the article and see the photos here

Oasis for Youth and the Mall of America announce a new community partnership that includes creating an office at the Mall for an Oasis case manager.  Read the news release here

December 2015 Sun Current article about Oasis receiving a grant from the Otto Bremer Trust for $50,000.  Read the article here

The following media outlets published articles about Oasis' Executive Director, Nicole Mills:

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Read the article here

MinnPost: Read the article here

Sun Current: Read the article here


Learn more about Oasis in this 3 minute video.




Learn more about Avenue's for Homeless Youth Suburban Host Home Program here: 


Listen to a conversation about suburban homeless youth on Minnesota Public Radio:

 Minnesota Public Radio, Daily Circuit, March 25, 2014


The Wilder Foundation conducts a statewide count of people experiencing homelessness every three years. The most recent data shows that the fastest growing segment of the homeless population is the group of unaccompanied youth aged 16 to 21.[i] The number of homeless youth in this age range grew by 57% from 2006 to 2009. At the same time, services to support these youth remained essentially unchanged. It is this vulnerable group of young people that Oasis for Youth is designed to serve.


[i]   Homelessness in Minnesota: Results of the Wilder statewide survey, October 2010.

To see all of the Wilder Foundation's research on homelessness in Minnesota, please click here.


Some resources for further learning:

2009 Wilder Foundation Report on Homelessness in Minnesota

Star Tribune Article, 09/02/2011 "Hearts and Homes Open for Homeless Youth"

Heading Home Hennepin:  10-Year Plan to end homelessness in Hennepin County

KARE-11 Report on rise in homeless youth, 11/11/11