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Hello everyone, here are some of our favorite Minnesota charities that we would like to help support. 

Neighborhood House 

Founded in 1897, The Neighborhood House mission is to help people, families and organizations develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to thrive in diverse communities. Over 110 years later, Neighborhood House is a vibrant, thriving organization serving immigrants, refugees and low-income populations in need of a helping hand. Multi- lingual and multi-cultural, the organization serves people from around the world, who relocate to Minnesota seeking a better life for themselves and their families. In a comprehensive effort to break the cycle of poverty, Neighborhood House operates diverse programs that work together to stabilize lives. 

The Bridge for Youth

On any given night, 6,000 Minnesota youth experience homelessness.  This includes 2,500 minors and 3,500 youth ages 18-24. These are conservative estimates. And the problem continues to grow.

The Bridge for Youth is dedicated to providing the connection between the current realities of homelessness and a brighter, safer, more stable future.

The Bridge is a safe and welcoming place for youth in the Twin Cities who have no one to turn to, nowhere to go. With a dedicated staff and strong support from the community, we help hundreds of youth get off the street, into safe shelter, and on to a better life. Our welcoming, residential setting is unique among programs for runaway and homeless youth, providing services at no charge, 24/7/365.

The Bridge develops approaches that help youth and their families resolve their conflicts and move toward healthier relationships. Each year we serve more than a thousand young people and families with a continuum of services, including:

- 24-hour hotline

- Crisis shelter and counseling

- Youth, parent, and family counseling

- Transitional programs

- Ongoing support services

- Rental housing for formerly homeless youth 18-21

Community Involvement Programs

Community Involvement Programs (CIP) provides a variety of services for individuals with intellectual/developmental disability and/or serious persistent mental illness living in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, and Pine County, MN. Through community inclusion opportunities, we find ways to collaborate with the men and women who are our program participants to help them pursue their personal dreams and goals. We do this by providing a number of person centered services including: 

- Case management and care coordination

- Supportive housing

- Independent living skills development 

- Employment supports and career development 

Posted by Daniel Krizan