YouthLink is a nonprofit based in Minneapolis, MN. Our mission is to build healthy relationships with youth and the community to address youths' urgent needs so that doors of opportunity are opened to futures of empowerment, connectedness, and self-reliance. Our vision is to empower youth to shape their futures by providing a safe, supportive, respectful and responsive comunity of excellence. YouthLink is the place where the END of homlessness and the END of poverty begin for youth served. We specialize in the multiple needs of homeless and precariously housed youth aged 16-21, and were recently selected by Hennepin County's Heading Home Hennepin innitiative to host the Youth Opportunity Center. Thanks to this opportunity and the support of our partners, we can offer vital services to youth in the areas of basic needs and crisis intervention, education and employment, housing stability and health and wellness under one roof.