Cairn Housing provides permanent supportive housing across the suburban metro, including Anoka, Washington, Dakota, Scott and Carver counties. The program provides scattered site housing for youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who are experiencing homelessness.
The Power of Youth Advisory Committee serves as co-founders of Cairn Housing. Participants are contributors not only in developing this program but also in the communities they are proud to call home. The team of youth advisory members decidedly shared that Cairn captures the meaning and importance of having supportive housing in the suburban communities of the Metro. Cairn is the symbolic milestone of where a young person’s journey transitions from homelessness into housing. The traditional meaning of the cairn is “you are on the right path” and are often used to mark a trail and guide hikers on their journey.
Cairn Housing is active in our commitment of supporting young people in successfully maintaining stable housing. Our housing team engages young people in housing search, case management, and supportive services offered through weekly home visits with young people. Participants identify and select the services and goals that are important to maintaining their housing and wellness.