Moose Lake Star Gazette - Serving Carlton and Pine Counties Since 1895

Lakes & Pines piloting Youth Host Home Program


The Community Services Department at Lakes & Pines CAC, Inc. is piloting a Youth Host Home Program in the counties of Carlton and Pine. The goal of the Youth Host Home Program is to break the pattern of homelessness for young people before they think that’s their only option.

On any given night in Minnesota there are over 2,500 homeless youth and 40 percent of these youth live in rural Minnesota.

The purpose of the informational meetings is to connect caring individuals and families to at-risk or homeless youth. The volunteer hosts will provide safe housing, a separate bedroom, food and basic needs while the youth is in their home.

If you would like to learn more about youth homelessness in your community and get additional information about the Youth Host Home Program, attend one of the following informational meetings.

– January 23, 6-7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 301 3rd Street-Moose Lake, MN 55767

– January 24, 6-7 p.m., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 615 12th Street-Cloquet, MN 55720

– January 30, 6-7 p.m., East Central High School, 61085 State Hwy 23, Finlayson, MN 55735

– January 31, 6-7 p.m., Pine City High School, 1400 6th Street SW, Pine City, MN 55063

For additional information, contact Jenny at (320) 679-1800 or (800) 832-6082 est. 162 or


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