Center for Changing Lives Duluth

Finding Their Future

The stories of homeless and at-risk young people touch the heart. The barriers they have had to overcome to find opportunity and make permanent changes in their lives are tremendous.


From Here On: Providing support for homeless youth in Duluth


Listen to members of the Duluth community voice their concern and support for youth who don’t have a stable home, and who are trying to survive on their own.


Darell finds stability


Darrel had a rough childhood and become homeless at age 16. Through the Renaissance Transitional Living program, he found stability. Today, Darell has a good job, a family and a house.


Jasmin finds a secure environment and flourishes


As a youth in Duluth, Jasmin said she lived in an unstable family and spent a lot of time alone. She found a secure and healthy environment through the LSS Bethany Crisis Shelter and the Renaissance Transitional Living program. Jasmin enrolled in college-level classes and received her A.A. degree before graduating from high school. She plans to work towards a Ph.D.


Stephanie finds hope


Without a permanent address, Stephanie didn’t have a place she belonged. She moved more than 50 times in five years. When she found Renaissance Transitional Living program, Stephanie was moved by the help she received. It gave her hope.


Public Service Announcement


Narrated by Bishop Tom Aitken, NE Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church.


The Center for Changing Lives will provide safe housing and support


KDLH-TV’s Jennifer Walch talks about how The Center for Changing Lives will provide safe housing and support for youth in Duluth.


Almanac North – Apr 10, 2015


CEO Jodi Harpstead, Youth Services Program Manager Lynn Gerlach-Collard, and Duluth Mayor Don Ness discuss plans for the Center for Changing Lives on Almanac North.


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