Center for Changing Lives – Duluth


Becoming Real

Moving Forward

From Here On is the name of the Lutheran Social Service community campaign to raise the last few million dollars to build the Center for Changing Lives. It is also a promise to our youth that they will have a place where they feel secure. Loved. Hopeful that life is worth living. That they are worthwhile.

Community members like you are investing in the future of this region’s young people. They are exclaiming that From Here On, they promise to provide a safe place for young people to step out of invisibility into the support they need to make permanent changes in their lives.

“The Center for Changing Lives will be a chance for our community to step forward, to tell these young people that from here on they will not be invisible to us—that we see them and understand their need.”
—Sonja Baertsch, From Here On Campaign Chair

“The Center for Changing Lives will be a powerful witness to the commitment the Duluth community has to its youth. I’m proud to partner with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota in helping to address and prevent youth homelessness.”
—Mayor Don Ness, From Here on Campaign Honorary Chair

Funding Sources

Learn about the projected funding for this project.

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Donor Stories of Support

People like you are stepping forward to support the Center for Changing Lives.

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Letters of Support

Read about the community support expressed for this project.

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In the News

Hear about our work in the media.

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Campaign Committee

Dedicated committee members are standing up for our youth.

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