During these increasingly challenging economic times, stressful family situations often escalate – contributing significantly to the homelessness of youth we serve. To combat this trend, the Ain Dah Yung Center’s Beverley A. Benjamin Youth Lodge (Youth Lodge) serves as a critical resource that provides supportive, transitional housing for youth.
The Youth Lodge is a transitional living program available to youth discharged from Ain Dah Yung’s emergency shelter, and to youth ages 16 – 21 who have no parental substitute, foster or institutional home to which they can safely go. Youth live at the Youth Lodge in a stable, culturally supportive and safe environment in which they address critical barriers to self-sufficiency and strengthen their community and cultural connections. Youth must attend school or look for employment in order to be eligible.
During their stay at the Youth Lodge, residents are taught basic life skills, receive counseling and support, and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of culturally based social and recreational activities. Youth Lodge residents work with staff to set educational, vocational and personal goals to work on during their stay at the Lodge.
In 2010, the Youth Lodge housed 14 youth.
- Supportive Housing
- Adult Living Skill Instruction
- Case Management Services
- Development of Holistic Supports
1212 Raymond Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108