The Link's mission is to build a supportive community that links youth and their families to their inner strength through life skills, education, advocacy, permanent and transitional supportive housing, and a dynamic network of social services to transform lives.

Read more about what we do by clicking the link below.

This year The Link celebrates its 25th anniversary on April 21, 2016 at Aria in Minneapolis.

Celebrate this historic milestone with us as we prepare to provide innovative and strength-based programming to youth for the next 25 years.

Sponsored by: Charlson Foundation  

The Link is pleased to announce the opening of its newest program, C.O.R.E., which stands for community, outreach, resources, and empowerment. C.O.R.E. is the first of its kind in Dakota County, and it offers a place where youth up to age 24 who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness can get access to immediate basic needs.

Help youth in The Link's scattered site housing programs by providing items they need to move in to their new apartments. Items needed include: air mattresses, sheets, towels, shower curtains, bathroom rugs, toilet paper, plates, cups, pots, pans, baking sheets, silverware, microwaves, paper towels, mops, brooms, buckets and other cleaning supplies. 

Click below for more information and to see a full list of needs.

Photo: In The Kitchen by Ginny on flickr





I am a 17 year old transgender youth. I am much more successful living on my own than with my mom, even though we still have a good relationship. I was staying in a youth shelter before I came to live here, at Lindquist.