Helping homeless kids get off the streets and into safe housing, education, and employment opportunities in the Duluth community since 1991.
Life House in Duluth Minnesota

Youth Center

The Life House Youth Drop-in Center serves approximately 600 youth per year, providing a safe, adult-supervised place for kids to socialize as well as to access emergency needs (food, shelter, basic health care), independent living skills development, and on-site supportive services. In Duluth, homeless kids know that the Youth Center is a place they can go to get off the streets, talk with a positive adult, and receive respect and support in a safe, drug and alcohol-free environment.

The Youth Center is the heartbeat of our organization. Youth Center staff “meet and greet” each youth daily, engaging high-risk kids in relationship-building and discussions on life goals and issues. As youth needs arise, connection to Life House supportive services begins quickly, and efficiently.

The Youth Center

  • is available to all youth ages 14-20
  • is open weekdays 2pm-7pm (Wednesdays 3pm-6pm)
  • offers free hot meals, 6 days per week
  • provides daily independent living classes held on-site, available for high school credit
  • hosts weekly support groups including PAVSA (Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault), Men as Peacemakers, and our Youth Board
  • offers emergency transportation assistance and on-site childcare services
  • provides celebrations for youth birthdays, holidays, and high school graduation
  • is a drug-free, safe place where kids are free to be kids

For more info contact:
Ahna Pelto, Youth Center Lead
Phone: (218) 722-7431 x. 26

To contact Life House staff by email, just add together the following (no spaces):

  • first name (.) last name @life-house.org


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