Northstar Youth Center
The NorthStar Youth Outreach Center is the first step for youth without a place to call home. All young people are welcome.
The center is located at Harriet Tubman Center East (1725 Monastery Way, Maplewood, MN 55109) and is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Beginning March 2018, volunteers from NorthStar will also be available at the Maplewood Mall. Hours at that location are 8 a.m. to noon and 3-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Youth and young adults between the ages 13-24 of all genders, and their children can access the following services:
- Advocacy, safety planning and connections to a range of additional community resources
- Housing, computer lab, career and educational assistance
- Food and snacks
- Shower and laundry
- Supplies and clothing
- Creative art spaces
The NorthStar Youth Outreach Center began as a project of the White Bear Unitarian Church’s social justice committee. They had a desire to partner with Tubman to help youth in the community. This volunteer-run program is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young people.
All young people deserve the opportunity to pursue their hopes and dreams, to learn, grow, imagine and create, so they can reach their full potential. For most youth, this starts with home and family. But there are some young people who don’t have a home, a place where they feel safe and secure, where there is love and support. We have youth in our community who aren’t sure where they will be sleeping next week, or even tomorrow.