Ain Dah Yung Center
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About Us

Mission Statement

Meaning "Our Home" in Ojibwe, Ain Dah Yung Center provides a healing place within the community for American Indian youth and families to thrive in safety and wholeness.

Our Seven Programs

Emergency Shelter
Provides Culturally Responsive Emergency Shelter to Indigenous Youth in Crisis and Need of Housing
Youth Lodge
A Residential Transitional Living Program for Youth ages 16 – 21
Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung
Permanent Supportive Housing for Young Adults Ages 18 - 24
Ninijanisag
Culturally Responsive Afterschool Prevention Programming for Children and Teens
Oyate Nawajin
Support Services for Indigenous Families with the Goal of Keeping Families Together
Street Outreach
In-person Direct Services to Unhoused Youth Including Housing Assessments and Case Management
Zhawenimaa
Culturally Responsive Safe Harbor Services for Survivors of Exploitation and Trafficking

Our Staff is Dedicated to the Mission.

ADYC is fortunate to have staff that are deeply dedicated to our mission. Full-time team members have an average of over 9 years of experience in homeless services that they bring to the workplace or the streets everyday.

Our Board Represents Our Community.

ADYC is proud to have a board that is majority Native American and has the lived-experience to lead and nurture the work we do.

Medicine Drum Design on the Front of Ain Dah Yung Center