On August 18, Jeanne Matlock dropped off the items our club collected for the local Youth Connections Drop In Center located at St. Paul Lutheran church in Stillwater.  Most of these donations were collected at our annual summer picnic.   Alexa and Kayla, staff at the Youth Drop-in Center, are shown receiving the donation.

These drop in centers, located in Stillwater and Cottage Grove, provide a safe and supportive place for youth to have a hot meal, shower, do laundry, and pick out seasonally appropriate clothing along with personal hygiene items. Most importantly, youth make connections with adult volunteers and professional youth counselors that will answer questions, make referrals for mental and physical health concerns and just listen, providing hope that their futures will be full of promise and connections to a community that welcomes them as they are.

For youth that have run out of safe housing options, FRC (St. Croix Family Resource Center) staff will work to find safe shelter for every youth in need.

FRC staff and volunteers ensures that each youth receives the necessary help to complete their secondary education, assist them in finding employment and often a first apartment. And when appropriate, family reunification plans are developed.

Youth who are referred to the YCDC secular programs are welcome regardless of gender identification.race, or creed.

Volunteers are vetted and trained and may work in a variety of capacities.

The FRC is a 501c3 non profit public charity and receives its financial support for foundations, service clubs, faith communities, businesses and individuals like you!