Open Doors for Youth is a drop-in resource center in Elk River, MN.
We serve youth (16 - 24) who are experiencing homelessness
or housing instability.
We provide a safe and welcoming place at our center, where young people can get assistance with immediate needs. We make connections to service providers in the community who help them with goals in the areas of employment, education, housing, and well-being.
Recognizing that each person has unique needs, experiences, abilities and dreams, we meet the youth where they are in life and walk with them on their personal journey toward greater stability and well-being.
Youth Served (unduplicated)
Pounds of food distributed to youth
Items of clothing distributed to youth
- STATISTICS ARE BASED ON 2015-2019 DATA -
Open Doors for Youth strives to create communities in which youth experiencing homelessness find hope and feel supported and valued.
To create a welcoming and safe environment for youth experiencing homelessness, where working together we remove barriers, empowering youth to move towards positive and healthy networks of support, personal well-being, and housing stability.
We mobilize the community to address youth homelessness and housing instability through advocacy and awareness.
We partner with local organizations, service providers, government entities, and volunteers to meet the needs of homeless youth.
We assist youth in setting goals, pursuing creative solutions, building positive and healthy relationships, and removing barriers to personal well-being without judgment.
We believe in our youth and will nurture potential, promote dignity, and support bold steps by all.
Staff & Board
Tour our Center
We have many opportunities available. Click on the opportunity you are interested in to get more details.
Managing the clothing racks, keeping inventories of donations, or working directly in outreach with our young adults. Explore our volunteer options and discover your “right fit”.
Your cash donation will help us assist young people experiencing homelessness to unlock their future.
Group & Tours
There is nothing like a group of highly motivated people working together towards a common goal. As a newly organized nonprofit, help to spread the word of our presence in the community.
“We pride ourselves in being a community-based organization and rely on the community to help our cause of assisting youth experiencing homelessness. We’re grateful for the generous and on-going support from all in our community.”