180 Degrees Southeast Minnesota
Emergency Youth Shelter
Southeast Minnesota's only 24-hour emergency shelter for youth in crisis
Founded in 1989, 180 Degrees VonWald Emergency Youth Shelter is a safe place for youth in crisis from Rochester and surrounding communities across southeastern Minnesota.
When home is no longer safe, or when youth and families need time and space to work through conflict or mental health crisis, or when youth are homeless or couch hopping, 180 Degrees is here to help.
Open 24-hours, 7 days a week, the program serves youth ages 14-18 from Rochester and 22 counties across southeast Minnesota. Case Managers empower youth to identify strengths, explore resources, and develop goals and plans to realize their potential.
We accept referrals from schools, social workers, probation officers, and youth-serving agencies. We also accept walk-in clients. Services are free of charge.
2020 - 2021 Advisory Board
Amber Myers, Olmsted County, Juvenile Probation Manager
Andrea Allen, First Alliance
Donavan Bailey, State of Minnesota, Public Defender
Doug Butler, Rochester Townhip, Board Member
Brenda Hanson, Olmsted County, Social Worker
Anita Otterness, NAMI, Community & Family Program Manager
Robert Scripture, Principal, Rochester Public Schools, Campus School Programs
Sharon Roemer, Wabasha County, Parole Officer
Steve VonWald, Former Sherriff, Olmsted County
Brian Zmolek, Olmsted Medical, Director of Quality Improvement; Board Chair, Rochester Sports Executive Committee
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