Center for Changing Lives – Duluth

The Vision

Help Under One Roof


From here on, young people will have a place where they can find trust. Where people understand. Care. Share the wisdom and encouragement to keep going. Keep growing. Within its doors will be:

  • A free walk-in Teen Health and Wellness Center — located near the main entrance on the first floor to facilitate access for residents and other young people in need of primary and preventive care services.
  • The runaway program — to guide young people under 18 to safe housing and where possible, to family re-unification.
  • Truancy intervention — to remove barriers to regular attendance at school.
  • Street outreach offices — outreach workers who provide support, encouragement and referrals to the services at the Center for Changing Lives.
  • Oh No 18 (ONE) — to prepare young people aging out of foster care with education, support and case management, as they get ready to move into independent lives.
  • Together for Youth — a support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender young people.
  • Safe Place offices — an initiative to provide young people in crisis with trained help within 30 minutes.
  • Eight Transitional Housing Units and Two Emergency Beds —  to serve approximately 40 young people each year. Each young person will have his or her own bedroom. Shared space will include a kitchen, pantry, communal living area, bathroom, laundry, library, computer lab and other resource space. Transitional housing will be staffed 24/7, 365 days a year.
  • Ten Affordable Supportive Housing Units — with a bedroom, full bathroom, eat-in kitchen and living area. Access to community space, a rooftop deck, laundry facilities and storage area. Supportive services will help residents thrive in our community.

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