Located near McKinley Park, 180 Degrees St. Cloud Youth Shelter is the only 24-hour emergency shelter for youth under 19 in a large, 13-county region of Central Minnesota.
Operating from what was once a 1930's-era farmhouse, the shelter has been updated just once in the mid-1980s and repairs are long overdue. The $4.3 million Building Brighter Futures capital campaign will raise funds to make necessary repairs so that shelter remains viable to serve youth in the community.
Please make your gift today. Your contribution will ensure that St. Cloud & Central Minnesota homeless and in-crisis youth continue to have a safe, warm, welcoming shelter, available 24/7.
More than 2,500 youth have turned to 180 Degrees St. Cloud Youth Shelter for shelter.
When home is no longer safe due to parental neglect, chemical or mental health issues; when youth and families need time and space to work through conflict; or when youth find themselves couch-hopping or sleeping outside, 180 Degrees is here to help -- without judgment.
Open 24-hours, 7 days a week, 180 Degrees' supportive program serves youth ages 12-19 from across Central Minnesota who experience or are at-risk for homelessness, sex trafficking and sexual exploitation, violence and neglect. Case managers empower youth to identify strengths, explore resources, and develop goals and plans to realize their potential.
Services are free and accessible to youth who walk in for services or have referrals from schools, social workers and youth agencies from Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanaebec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright counties.
"At the St. Cloud Youth Shelter, we’re flexible, adaptable, and work with the youth to meet them where they are at and build them up to become the best version of themselves. We pride ourselves on being honest, respectful and accepting of everyone and their individuality."
- 12 bed capacity