Bloomington-based Oasis for Youth announced that it is looking for host families to provide a home for homeless youth in the Richfield, Edina and Bloomington areas.
Oasis for Youth provides support for kids and adults ages 15-21 who are having housing stability issues. Currently, the organization is collaborating with Hennepin County's Suburban Host Home Program to help find housing for homeless youth ages 16-21. The program is a new effort to connect those in need with caring adults.
The population of homeless youth is growing in Richfield, Edina and Bloomington and there are no shelters in these areas, according to an Oasis for Youth press release.
If you're interested in being a host family, an information session will be held at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Bloomington from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 20. For other dates, click here.
The issue of youth homelessness is also being looked into by the Richfield Community Council. Stay tuned for more developments.