Local Community Action Teams are meeting on a regular basis to network with one another, problem solve and coordinate supports to help homeless families and individuals remain in their schools and communities. These teams are made up of faith communities, school staff, and service providers. These teams are networks of vital district community action teams that support homeless or near homeless families and individuals. Teams have formed in the following communities:
Suburban Ramsey County
Local Organizations attending to homelessness
Project Home provides emergency shelter in Ramsey County for children and their parents. They work with dozens of area churches, synagogues and schools, and provide 40-60 beds of emergency shelter for children and their parents in Ramsey County each night. During fiscal year 2011, Project Home emergency shelter beds were slept in 12,689 times.
November 17, 2011
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Northwest Youth & Family Services Discovery Center
3490 Lexington Ave N, Suite 205, Shoreview, MN 55126
The sad truth is that mean girl and boy behaviors are rampant in our children’s Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. Kids are calling each other names, deliberately excluding some kids from belonging, making up rumors about each other and sending nasty texts. Estimates are that half of all school children experience the stress and anxiety that results from bullying. Many more experience the pain of emotional aggression.
Click here for a list of community mental and chemical health resources for youth in Ramsey County.
Click here for a complete list of resources to help with basic family needs (food,clothing, shelter, household goods).
Resources Shared at the Community Forum on Suburban Homelessness on February 8, 2011
Isolation increases risk while connections increase protection. To reduce isolation, we need to increase connections, both to people and to places. We can help you get connected.
Raising kids is a group effort and everyone—parents, youth
group leaders, teachers, neighbors, coaches, youth workers, after-school
program staff, everyone —has a stake in the health and success of our
kids. Community programs and organizations
are only as good as the caring people involved in providing programs and
services to children and young people.
Programs don’t change lives—people do!