After an especially bad fight with her parents, Mila ran – again. That night she slept outside, and the next day her friend drove her to Hope House, 180 Degrees’ Emergency Youth Shelter in Chanhassen.
Arriving hungry and exhausted, Mila was grateful when she was offered a sandwich, a shower, and space to herself. Staff called Mila's parent, but tempers were still hot.
Mila was quickly connected to an in-house Case Manager to get the support she needed. That's when she started to understand what peace and safety felt like.
Then, with help from a mental health counselor, Mila and her family were able to reconnect. After some important sessions of learning how to communicate with each other, they were able to agree on how to move forward -- together.