Lincoln Place Offers Homes For Homeless Youths

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — On any given night in the Twin Cities, there are roughly 1,000 people who don’t have a place to sleep. If all of the homeless shelters are filled to capacity, only 30 percent of the need is met.

Lincoln Place is the only place in Dakota County that helps find permanent housing for adults (18-25) who are at risk of being homeless. It offers 24 young adults housing and one-on-one counseling to help them achieve educational, personal and career goals.

Although there are often misconceptions as to how young people end up at Lincoln Place, the reality is that young adults become homeless for a wide range of reasons. Often times, it has nothing to do with there personal choices.

To hear how Lincoln Place helped turn one young woman’s life from bad to good, watch the video above.

Lincoln Place is supported by Dakota County and the Community Development Agency, although it still depends on help from the public.

For more information on Lincoln Place, click here.

  • jelm

    “Lincoln Place is supported by Dakota County… although it still depends on help from the public.”

    What? There isn’t enough money in the public coffers?

    I’m totally shocked.

  • Bob

    What about the older Adults?

  • Jenkins

    What about older adults? There are shelters, group homes, and other housing stabilization options, all of which are at max capacity on any given night. For those who do not understand the homelessness epidemic, I challenge you to volunteer a small part of your time to learn more and see the issue first hand. …. Jelm, I’m surprised you are shocked. Have you lived under a rock?

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