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:
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: