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Support from the Burnsville Rotary & Dick Manley Fund

The Link receives support from the Burnsville Rotary & Dick Manley Fund

The Link is deeply grateful for the generous partnership of the Burnsville Rotary over the past 10 years. Together, we have helped provide a safe place for youth experiencing homelessness in Dakota County to “drop-in” and receive basic needs supplies, trusted adult relationships, and a pathway toward housing and stability. The Link is especially honored to have received special funding in 2023 through the Dick Manley Fund.

Fox 9: Minneapolis Nonprofits Unite to Open Linked Circle Program

Linked Circle Program

Fox 9 and Rose Schmidt interviewed The Link’s CEO Beth Holger and Circle of Discipline Program Manager Elba Frazier about the collaborative Linked Circle Program.
“There are a lot of youth that the rest of our community has given up on, that people label as ‘juvenile delinquents,’ and are these ‘bad kids’ and all they do is steal cars. And we know that that’s not true. We know that they’re struggling with things that are much deeper than anybody realizes,” said Beth Holger, the CEO of The Link.

Unaccompanied, An exhibition with Kate Capshaw


In February 2023, The Link’s CEO Beth Holger and two youth featured in project attended the opening of Unaccompanied-  an exhibit by Kate Capshaw at the The Bo Bartlett Center in Columbus, GA! Working with Capshaw has been a transformational experience for youth and adults at The Link, and we are grateful for her help bringing awareness to the issue of youth homelessness.

Check out images from the weekand a news report (Artist Talk featuring Kate Capshaw, Bo Bartlett packs out CSU’s Riverside Theater) from the exhibit.

Kare 11 Interview: Historic funding increases for the Homeless Youth Act.

KARE 11 and Kent Erdahl spoke with The Link’s CEO Beth Holger about the historic funding increases for the Homeless Youth Act.
“It was a dream….It sounds dramatic, but it will literally help save many lives to get youth in off the street, and to safe shelter and housing. It will also prevent them from being sexually exploited or trafficked. It will help improve their school attendance and education and, most importantly, it will help their well-being,” says Beth.

The Armory Foundation Gala

Empowering Youth Now

The Armory Foundation is excited to honor The Link at their upcoming event- Empowering Youth Now- The Armory Foundation’s 2nd Annual Gala!

Social Justice Grant Award from Minnesota Vikings

The Link is honored to be a recipient of a 2021 Social Justice Initiatives Grant through the Minnesota Vikings Social Justice Committee. We are incredibly grateful for this generous support!

Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Award

We are excited to share a message from our CEO, Beth Holger-
“The Link is honored and thrilled to be a recipient of a $2.5 Million Bezos Day 1 Families Fund grant! The contribution to our organization and community will have a measurable impact by helping us transition many more young families in Minneapolis out of homelessness and into stable housing. It will also help break the cycle of homelessness for these families and their children — preventing homelessness from becoming generational.”
This one-time grant will allow The Link to sustain and expand its housing and support services for young families experiencing homelessness. The Link will focus on culturally specific and youth-driven programming for young Black families, who are disproportionately impacted by homelessness.

Holiday Shopping Spree at Amazon 4-Star

Youth staff at The Link were able to go on a shopping spree at a local Amazon 4-Star store, picking out holiday gifts for youth and young families across The Link’s programs!

A Statement from CEO Beth Holger 1/12/2021

Hennepin County Safe Harbor Protocol Release

The Link's COVID-19 Financial Impact Update

The Link's COVID-19 Update