Opened in 2015, Hope House is a six-bed, short-term emergency shelter for youth ages 14 –19 who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Hope House is the only youth shelter located West of Highway 100 in the Greater Twin Cities.
Hope House is a safe place for youth experiencing crisis. This can include family conflict, getting kicked out of home, homelessness, sexual exploitation or living in an emotionally, sexually, or physically abusive home, gender identity issues, or having a mental health challenge or a parent mental health challenge. We welcome youth from all backgrounds and circumstances.
At Hope House, youth find emotional support, space and time to work through issues, and caring staff to help plan for the next step on their life journey.
Case Managers empower youth to identify strengths, explore new resources, and and develop strength-based goals and plans. Youth build life skills and gain self-sufficiency and independence. Whenever possible, goals include family reconciliation and reunification.
Youth live in a shared community, participate in group activities, can attend their regular school and activities, and access supportive services.
Hope House is a partnership between 180 Degrees and the Open Hands Foundation.
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"I stayed at Hope House for three weeks. I had no other place to go. Staff really helped me move forward with my life."